Chelsea Velaga :: standast, baela (resist, repress) I, II, III

velaga_chelsea_standast baela I

velaga_chelsea_standast baela II

velaga_chelsea_standast baela III

Artist Statement

standast, baela (resist, repress) features a nuanced sexuality encased in natural landforms and organic matter. The sexual components are embedded into the terrain, and bubble up over the surface in the form of nubile protrusions and glossy, oozing mounds. These individualized forms encase various manifestations of anxiety. The alienating nature of these renderings creates a distance between this world and the viewers’ world, while the accompanying sandscape furthers this obscurity and occludes the acute detail of the formations.