Queer flower 9 - Kavel Rafferty
Limited edition giclee archival print
Kavel Rafferty is an illustrator from Margate who has published worldwide, she has a prestigious and varied client list. Kavel loves experimenting, most recently decorating vintage ceramics, collage and printmaking.
Signed edition of 20, 40cm x 50cm
Come and see Kavel's 'Queer Flower' artwork on the windows of Turner Ciontemporarys' Shop 6th August - 16th August. Part of Margate Pride Art Trail 2021
Examining the artistic tropes of flowers and floral still life imagery, the artist explores ideas of remembrance, censorship and queerness through methodologies of simultaneous redaction and reconstruction through bold brush work. Exploring queerness both in its modern sense as culture, politics and identity within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as its original meaning of something strange or peculiar. Rafferty seeks to recontextualise and reclaim flowers from the domestic doldrums, recognising how historically, female artists were permitted to paint flowers and very little else.