Domestic Dystopia paintings are all 80x100x4cm and use bitumen paint to combine every day domestic details with strange medieval or historical scenes. They are made to change and reshape our thinking about our everyday lived experiences of domesticity and care.
Confidence Tricks explores ‘technologies of the self’ and the ways in which women are told be better, improve their opportunities, be more confident and thus be more successful. An appealing ideology, yet a devious psychology. It is a way of displacing blame for cultural inequalities back onto individuals instead of on the institutions that perpetuate them.
Paintings explore women’s experience and lived reality. They parody classic rhetorics of painting. These works utilise and play with conventions of tableau and decoration, imitating and reworking classic figures from historical works that created allegories for the concreteness of human presence. They slyly condemn the way in which the female form has been associated with nature or used as a vehicle to represent male values.
watch a film of Delpha working & talking about her studio work