Victoria Rankin is a mixed media installation artist, who at the moment is making work to provoke thought on our conscious and subconscious mind.
Currently I am exploring repressed emotions, with ideas revolving around the persona, the shadow and the self, amongst other archetypes. Through these themes, I hope to create awareness around the complexities and connecting threads inside each of us and our unity in that. I also feel passionately about highlighting issues about the objectification and systemic oppression of women.
At this time, I am predominantly using embroidery, text, printing and latex/silicone rubber sculpturally to symbolise social pressure to conform to ideals, masking the true self for fear of judgement, and the wearing of a persona that is not actually who you really are, but who you pretend to be to others and at times, even to yourself.
Some artists/creatives that I admire and take inspiration from: Ana Mendieta, Eva Hesse, Renate Bertlmann, Carl Jung, Jeremy Deller, Ivana Bašić, Wayne Barlowe, H R Giger, John Akomfrah, Pati Hill, Samara Scott, Hardeep Pandhal, The London Vagabond