Straddling the boundaries between abstraction and representational forms, Hollyoak’s art practice explores colour, pattern and layering through the medium of painting. Borrowing freely from media imagery and consumer culture, Hollyoak explores notions of consumption and desire by highlighting the volume and cacophony of imagery to which we are incessantly exposed.
As a female artist she is particularly drawn to the imagery used in marketing towards women and her work reflects this. Pucker Up was presented as part of Locale 2017, Yarra City Council’s Exhibition Program at Richmond Town Hall between 8 March and 12 May 2017
Image credit: Holly Pollyoak, Pucker Up, Oil on Linen, 2015