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b. 1978, Australia

Sarah Contos Biography

Working with discarded pop imagery and borrowed icons of fetishism and voodoo, Sarah Contos' practice combines disparate materials and textures into a formal language that is reminiscent of Poverist works. Yet there is an underlying erotic subtext, referenced in her use of lovers' clothing, sequins and quilting. Working across painting, assemblage, craft and soft sculpture, Contos uses a sense of wit and humor to address 'the sadness of things'—a material history as represented by cultural anthropology, art history and popular culture. Her works have included a Crystal Meth lab to make Chloe Eau de Parfum, and embroidered album covers of 80s pop hits. In 2011, Contos was the recipient of the Martin Bequest Traveling Scholarship.

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Body Double #5 (Angel) by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork painting
Sarah Contos Body Double #5 (Angel), 2023 Oil on canvas
167.5 x 156 cm
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Body Double #4 (Odette) by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork painting
Sarah Contos Body Double #4 (Odette), 2023 Oil on canvas
157.5 x 172 cm
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Body Double #3 (Cora) by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork painting
Sarah Contos Body Double #3 (Cora), 2023 Oil on canvas
199.5 x 155.5 cm
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Body Double #2 (Trixie and Gwendoline) by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork painting
Sarah Contos Body Double #2 (Trixie and Gwendoline), 2023 Oil on canvas
187.5 x 166.5 cm
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Body Double #1 (Zelda) by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork painting
Sarah Contos Body Double #1 (Zelda), 2023 Oil on canvas
209 x 153 cm
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Voltron II by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork sculpture
Sarah Contos Voltron II, 2019 Repurposed leather jackets, hardware, thread
175 x 140 x 23 cm
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Voltron I by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork sculpture
Sarah Contos Voltron I, 2019 Repurposed leather jackets, hardware, thread
195 x 204 x 20 cm
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The Bite Mark of a Butterfly by Sarah Contos contemporary artwork installation
Sarah Contos The Bite Mark of a Butterfly, 2019 Screen-print and acrylic on calico, poly-fibre, stainless steel, leather, hardware, tulle, fluorescent lights, screen-print on lamé mounted on aluminium and wood dimensions variable
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