Trinity Johnson, ‘Viscera’ 2024. Acrylic and Oil on Canvas.

Viscera transfigures and abstracts the external body at sites of pain to explore the internal reality of hidden pain. This unveiling reveals a visceral experience as the metallic underpainting highlights a gory shininess. By discussing the abject, the work is imbued with associated mortality within a medical system that often aims to treat pain rather than causation. Using a colonial framework of oil painting the work depicts something beyond colonial understanding, pained and indigenous bodies.

Image Courtesy – The Artist

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