‘Turning a Blind Eye’ by Kelly Lu
Artist: Kelly Sux
Title: ‘Turning a Blind Eye’
Medium: Watercolour and ballpoint pen on Arches watercolour paper
Dimensions: 16″ x 12″
Year of Creation: 2022
About the Artwork:
A beautiful girl with clear milky eyes holds an even bigger eye that has fully turned blind. A perched house fly sits on the rotting remains while many hands are either keeping the eye in place, or turning it away. The vivid, almost gaudy colors are a nod to the ero-guro manga cover styles. A juxtaposition of bright colors with a dark subject, a beautiful young girl who on closer inspection is a monster.
About the Artist:
Kelly is from South Carolina and graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from College of Charleston in 2016. She is now a tattoo artist and fine artist working in LA. Her genre of art style comes from the Japanese term “ero-guro”, a Japanese literary and artistic movement of the 1920s and 1930s, focusing on eroticism, sexual corruption and decadence. Her work focuses on her experiences with adolescence, battles with mental illness, empowerment of feminine bodies, and Asian-American diaspora.