'Arcades' for PINE Magazine, 2018 Anna Rindos Statement: Living in an age of quick consumption, we have been trained to look at an image for a second and move on. We are constantly having information thrown at us, many times unsure of its credibility, its source and its relativity.
In an effort to fully digest the information and imagery I encounter, I create. My works focus on combining contrasting imagery and arguments; allowing me to question schools of thought and understand what has been presented as fact or the norm. By surgically dissecting mass publications, I can slowly reflect on societal messages; layering them with conflicting aesthetics to allow myself and the viewer the opportunity to explore new ideas and relationships.
Common questions posed in my work include: how do we define “masculine” and “feminine”? Why are we obsessed with violence? And is conflict and war unnatural? Given the current political climate, my recent pieces have also allowed me to process my anxieties surrounding women’s rights. I have been focusing on creating works that celebrate women and their bodies as symbols of power, strength and beauty rather than items to own, regulate and demonize.