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Bad Sandy is the Alter Ego of Australian Artist Sandra Schnellhaus. Schnellhaus runs an International Photo agency and is exposed everyday to 1,000's of celebrity photos from all around the world. This submergence in popular culture has leaked into Schnellhaus' art, as celebrities are the characters in her mixed Media mid scale pieces following the adventures of Bad Sandy. In the tradition of Clark Kent and Superman it is our alter ego that gets to do all the things we can only dream about. The Blonde Sweatband wearing heroine sends a message of strength as Schnellhaus, very influenced by the aesthetics of Roy Lichtenstein, does not present his tone of a sad, desperate or broken women, but a powerful fun force to be reckon with. Schnellhaus is influenced by the attitude of Miles Aldridge photographs and heavily incorporates his work into the visual language she uses to talk to the viewer. Colourful, Comic strip, pop art, street art, commenting on popular culture and celebrity events, but Schnellhaus wants to challenge societies difficulty with not seeing women who are mothers as autonomous people. The role we play as mothers is expected to fit a behavioral mould that Schnellhaus found in her work creating an alter ego smashes. Schnellhaus aims to help socially engineer a positive acceptance of Feminism and stamp out the stereotypical allusions that come with the word. Feminists are not ugly angry man haters, They don't want to emasculate men and take their role. "Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that Strength." - GD Anderson BAD SaNdY is a fun inspiring strong women, who does not always behave herself, but lives every week like it's shark week. When fashion designer Jeremy Scott sent those amazing, fun, blonde Amazons down the runway at his Milan Presentation in 2014 for Moschino the dolls that Schnellhaus had adored and played with had come to life with an energy that confirmed with Schnellhaus where Bad Sandy's source of strength came from. The Moschino sweatband.
Print:Giclee on Canvas
Size:16 W x 12 H x 1.25 D in
Canvas Wrap:Black Canvas
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
An accomplished Sydney based Photomedia artist. Her visual arts practise offering a
distinctly sexual and playful version of fashion, film still and beauty photography.
In her work Schnellhaus is concerned with sexualisation, appropriation, voyeurism,
censorship, pin ups and portraiture.
Schnellhaus incorporates her conceptual concerns to modern themes to produce clever,
entertaining and charged contemporary photography, her styles ranging from the
snapshot aesthetic to the highly stylised.
Paperback is a body of work which recreates sleaze paperback covers from the 1950s and 1960s as photographic stills. Photographs that lead to the illustrious worlds of sleaze, booze and misbehavior typical of under-the-counter smut novels of a counter culture generation.
I have taken my love of collaboration, making stuff, composition and recreated the elaborate tableaux's, salacious titles and the hysterical extremism of depicted gender roles from popular works of low literature
I live to make images. I command the camera to make images that are a careful construction of premeditated imagery, visual vignettes filled with symbols, plots, props and visual puns, as well as real people and events captured to entertain.
My visual arts practise offers a distinctly sexual and playful version of fashion, film still and beauty photography and I have tapped all these genres for creating Paperback.
As an art student I was challenged about my representation of women in my images, so as an artist I wanted to make informed decisions. This shifted lot of my conceptual concerns towards sexualisation, feminism, objectification, appropriation, voyeurism, censorship, pin ups and portraiture.
In my photographs I incorporate my conceptual concerns to modern themes to produce clever, entertaining and charged contemporary photography, my styles ranging from the snapshot aesthetic to the highly stylised.
I began making Paperback in 2009 and have exhibited my artworks in Sydney, Melbourne & New York. I released my first Artists Book in February 2010 under the title Paperback 2010 and it is sold in Brooklyn NY & accompanies the 35 C-type print artworks for exhibition.