Artist Statement

Born in Macroom, County Cork, Ashley is currently studying BA Hons in Fine Art at Crawford College of Art and Design.

The work deals with a history of women being oppressed in media and largely in society, and aims in aiding the female in reclaiming back femininity and sexuality. The work has an, at times, nostalgic or surrealist fascination with retro cultural aesthetics, consumer culture and advertising.

The work is predominantly portrayed through film. This medium echoes ideas of on screen advertising as well as mainstream internet culture. The aesthetic of the work is influenced by glitch, VHS, renderings and elements of advertising. These aesthetics help in exhibiting the distorted and manipulated view society has of women.