Scottish artist Kirsty Whiten creates raw, thought-provoking pieces that prompt double-takes. Throughout the years, her work has expanded from realistic drawings and paintings to include sculptures, photography, performance and publishing. As a result, her eye-catching unconventional work has been showcased throughout Europe and Australia.
The Bestiary collection highlights her penchant for human-animal duality, with pieces featuring animals with human characteristics, while Feral Family depicts paradisiacal nude families and suggestive female-bestial poses.
Her collection of portraits are impressive in their range, simultaneously diffusing lifelike detail and cartoonish attributes, as sexual themes of bondage and masturbation figure in the Sexyland collection. Perhaps the darkest undertones can be seen in Juju, with nods to pain, deformities, and death.
Edgy and audacious, it’s art that challenges conventions as much as it defies categorization.