Kaylene Whiskey - Truth Bomb

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Abigail Crompton is launching her first publication with Thames and Hudson Australia and the USA - Truth Bomb.  

There is nothing more explosive than an original idea…and nothing more dangerous  

Truth Bomb: Inspiration from the Mouths and Minds of Women Artists is a powerful visual celebration of twenty-two remarkable and iconoclastic women artists, including Yayoi Kusama, Mickalene Thomas, Maja Djordjevic, Nina Chanel Abney, and Judy Chicago. Using every medium from collages, cartoons, and spray paint to video art, bronze sculpture, and painting, these pioneering artists’ original ideas have challenged the establishment and continue to do so every day.

 

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Of the many inspirational women that feature in Abi’s book, one is Kaylene Whiskey
Kaylene Whiskey
Born in Indulkana, a remote Aboriginal community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia, Kaylene spent her childhood steeped in 1980s pop culture.
From superhero comics and musicians like Dolly Parton & Cher, to endless Rage music videos and films such as Mad Max & Sister Act - Whiskey perfectly creates comic book-like worlds on her canvases that are instantly nostalgic and captivating.
Here's one of our favourites from Whiskey...

Seven Sistas - Kaylene Whiskey

This piece is named Seven Sistas (2018). 

 

 

And another... 

Wonder Woman and Kaylene 2019

Wonder Woman and Kaylene (2019)

 

Kaylene Whiskey is a force to be reckoned with. Her unique use of bright colours and cartoons paired with meaningful hints at Whiskeys personal life and culture, make her art incredibly powerful.

To read more about Kaylene Whiskey as well as the twenty-one other incredible women featured in Truth Bomb, pre-order your copy here.