Day-z, ‘Queenie’, 2016, Flat Space Art

Contemporary artist Day-Z uses techniques learned from the old masters in combination with urban inspired ideas, often fusing fine art and street art to convey contemporary trends with a life-like quality. One of the main themes throughout her work is the blend of consumerism and advertising, exploring how universal celebrity icons and global brands impact upon our lives and how gender stereotypes are portrayed in the media. Presenting the Queen in a non-conventional manner, although with her crown, she appears in an oversized hoody. Day-Z's playful and humorous approach where the choice of nickname Queenie shows the artist challenge pre-existing ideas in terms of recognisable figures, with the union jack logo on the top being in colour helps bring attention to the rest of the image being in black and white.

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