Keri Halloran is a recent BFA graduate and emerging artist from Hartford, Connecticut, USA. This body of work entitled “Body Problems” is a series of self-portraits that reflect her embodied struggles.
“I am in a constant struggle with my own body. Whether it is inherited genetics or an evolved condition, I have body problems. Humans are always struggling physically. These Self portraits are a reaction to the aspect of the self. This being a reaction to my own body and its functioning. The bizarre forms and bright colors draw the eye into the image. A few glances or a deeper look is needed to see the tension, pain, or even a strange ailment. Complex forms are pinched and pulled. They push back against the perceived tension that lies under the varied colors creating a contrasting duality. Celebratory balloons and colorful securing devices combine to create distortions and deformities abstracting the human body. Forms often become combined using the feminine constrictor, nylons. The intention lies somewhere between pain and humor. A pause must be taken to recognize the duality.”