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Anthony White

Cornish College of the Arts

Bottomless Mimosa Brunch
melted polylactic acid on panel


Tell us about the work that you have submitted.

After investigating the rapid growth of technology and its effect on contemporary youth romance, taboos and social hierarchies, I then mimicked traditional trade skills with an artificial material to recreate selfies and their proliferation.

How do you describe your work and practice?

I translate stories of nervousness, vulnerability, romance, identity, exploitation and the digitally curated self-image using materials that exceed abundance and never fully deteriorate. I draw experiences shared on cellular devices with melted Polylactic Acid.

What motivated you to apply to the XL Catlin Art Prize?

I wanted to share my work with a network that isn’t at my fingertips or in my backyard in hope of critique and to be introduced to makers and art community members who are beyond my reach.

What will future work look like?

The future looks like striving for efforts to create opportunities for young artists to showcase original works, have critiques and freely create and express their ideas and thoughts about the contemporary world without restrictions.