Warrington Museum & Art Gallery are holding an exhibition that celebrates the work of 15 female artists from 10 countries. These artists are regarded as leaders in Pop Surrealism and Urban Culture.
The ‘International Woman’ exhibition celebrates the contributions female artists have made to both Pop Surrealism and Urban fine art and for the first time in the UK explores the cross-over between these two movements
A great opportunity to see the work of leading female artists in both Pop Surrealism and Urban fine art. Working in underground art movements these women have forged names for themselves by pushing the boundaries of contemporary art, experimenting with new mediums, ideas and visual concepts. Individually they have enhanced the overall direction of these underground movements, and as a collective they have changed the way women are viewed in urban culture today.
In the past Pop Surrealism, Urban or Graffiti art has been dominated by men, but now more woman artists are being recognised for their work and their involvement in driving these art movements forward.
Pop Surrealism has its origins in the 1970s hot rod culture and underground comics but has grown over the decades and become a vital and exciting art movement in its own right. Many of the artists do not have the traditional training in fine art but have come from illustration, tattooing and comic books.
The Museum is very excited to have this work on show here and continues to introduce new artists to the UK as well as showcasing established international artists. Much of the work has been specifically produced for this exhibition and not been seen elsewhere.
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