Sarah Lucas’ forthright, explosive, shocking and often moving artwork sheds light on the inherent biases that exist in contemporary society. With great wit and skill, she converts everyday items into objects of symbolic power and undermines British cultural conventions and gender stereotypes. Her work rails against everyday misogyny, and challenges gendered nature of representation in modern culture by drawing attention to her own… Read more
About the artwork
Since exploding onto the scene in the 1990s with the YBAs, Sarah Lucas has been testing and undermining societal norms. Often substituting food for body parts, she is seemingly lost in the experience of eating a banana. By sporting an androgynous look Lucas challenges stereotypical representations of gender and creates an image of defiant femininity.