Elizabeth – Limited Edition (5) Giclée Print
With her closed eyes, Elizabeth is withdrawn into Judi's signature art nouveau detail of flowers and intricate decoration. "I wanted only to represent what I perceived as ‘a beautiful mind," says Judi.
The woman in the work is stunning, strong, thoughtful, talented - and she is British. And, with heavy irony of course, she's a black woman named 'Elizabeth'.
As such, Elizabeth is a beautiful internal perspective on black lives - lives that are often only seen in their political, external expression and rarely in quiet, introspective moments.
- Limited edition (5) Giclée print
- 297mm*420mm (A3)
- Comes with free shipping and mount.
Listen to artist Judi Thomas talking about her artwork 'Elizabeth' here
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She has an avid collector base from the feminist-centred and invite-only parties that Judi curates. Her work is often confrontational, and her erotic work has seen her banned from Amazon and, at times, from Facebook.
“I do political art, I get banned from Amazon for my erotic colouring books, and my facebook gets shut down because there are nipples, so it’s not without confrontation.”
She’s regularly commissioned for individual portraits, and for her intimate, often erotic works.
A willingness to confront injustice has run through Judi’s life. South African-born, as a student, Judi was often arrested as part of the anti-aparteid movement in South Africa, prior to the release of Nelson Mandela.
Today the fetish scene of her home town in Brighton, UK, feeds into her art. “As a feminist, I find the whole fetish thing very interesting territory. I absolutely believe that the people have the strength to be revolting if they wanted to. I’m all for civil disobedience.”
“I find the human body beautiful,” says Judi, “in all its complexity, intricacy and mess. The human body one of the most stunning, organic machines in existence.”