Artlog’s Kate Haveles takes a moment to go over Zoe’s latest work, Every Curve in her article “Biggie in a Bra“. Zoe’s artwork in Every Curve fuses vintage lingerie with embroidered 90’s rap lyrics from rap artists such as Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac.
Here’s a brief excerpt:
British artist Zoe Buckman has been known to work in various media, including photography, sculpture, and drawing; her latest project, Every Curve, combines vintage lingerie, hand embroidery, and the iconic lyrics of The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac.
Buckman has collected a vast array of old-school ladies’ underpinnings and re-animated them with delicately embroidered phrases pulled from familiar songs by the two rap legends. The lyrics range from violent and derogatory, to sympathetic and bolstering–see “bitches, I like them brainless” versus “I think it’s time…to heal our women, be real to our women.” Buckman has created a body of work that joins daintiness and fragility with outright explicitness, painting a portrait of what the artist aptly names “the contradictory and complimentary influences of feminism and hip hop.
Read the full article with close-up images of Every Curve at artlog.com.