28 Nov The ‘Zero Fucks Given’ of Elizabeth Ilsley
Collecting old forgotten pornography images and screen captures from the 1960’s to 1980’s, Elizabeth Ilsley is re-appropriating the sexy image by cropping to the most interesting part she chooses and forcing the viewer to see what she wants them to see. On top lie witty one-liners and honest nods to her own experiences in life with romance and every day girl problems like eating a whole box of mini rolls and basking in loneliness to comments about her own body.
Not content with conquering the internet and seeing her artwork hanging on walls all over the world, visual artist Elizabeth Ilsley has taken her unique brand of feminist punk paintings to the world of fashion, creating one off, hand designed, hand painted leather jackets that are already creating shockwaves. Personal, honest, shocking, funny but always relatable, Ilsley’s leather jackets feature slogans that are synonymous with the Birmingham based, young artist.