POLLY BORLAND
Nudie and Blobs
24 January – 25 February 2023

STATION | MELBOURNE

Opening: Tuesday 24 January, 5–7pm

Polly Borland is an internationally-recognised artist known for her surreal and disquieting practice, spanning photograph and sculpture. Borland’s recent work transcends and challenges the portraiture genre, with her unsettling photographs and sculptures portraying subjects often obscured, rendering them amorphic and abject.

In this body of work, Borland reflects on and embraces her ageing body through the use of large yet intimate photographs and sculpture. Consisting of fragmented representations of soft, embryonic flesh, Nudie and Blobs celebrates the comfortability and awkwardness of the human form.

“The selfie work is confronting my ageing body. They are nudes basically, so I decided to use my iPhone and do what everyone else is doing but not beautifying or hiding anything. It’s about the body’s decay as one grows older."

Installation Views

Artworks

Polly Borland
Nudie (1) 2021
Archival pigment print
135.3 x 101.6 cm

Polly Borland
Nudie (2) 2021
Archival pigment print
135.3 x 101.6 cm

Polly Borland
Nudie (4) 2021
Archival pigment print
101.6 x 135.3 cm

Polly Borland
Nudie (6) 2021
Archival pigment print
135.3 x 101.6 cm

Polly Borland
Nudie (8) 2021
Archival pigment print
135.3 x 101.6 cm

Polly Borland
Blobs 2 2023
Resin
139.7 x 63.5 x 63.5 cm

Polly Borland
Blobs 1 2023
Resin
139.7 x 63.5 x 63.5 cm