So I was looking at these photos of ladies eating in the bath and I was admiring the composition, the colours and the overall idea, I thought it was really interesting, but then I realised that I wasn’t looking at photographs, no don’t be silly. These are oil paintings, which of course blew my mind. I mean how crazy-detailed and lifelike are these pieces? The person behind these realistic oil paintings is Lee Price, yet another artist I wish I could meet in real life so I can chop their hands off and sew them onto my own – just kiddddding. Not really.
– Lee Price creates realistic oil paintings, that show women and food in their intimate and private settings. The pictures are self-portraits of her, getting excessive with food that is considered indulgent, forbidden, or comforting. Her works addresses the intersections of food with body image, addiction, and unabating desire.
Lee Price states: ‘In this society, there’s so much pressure for women to be thin. We’re not supposed to have appetites – and not just for food, but for a lot of things. We’re the givers and not the consumers, and I think some of my recent paintings are about the women staring at the viewers and saying, ‘I’m not going to censor my appetite’.