Eliza Bourner


Eliza Bourner examines the state of our cultural landscape today: particularly in the realm of social behaviours, our growing sense of disconnect and empty promises of consumer culture. Illustrating the mundane, Bourner’s work considers our fixation, as a species, on productivity, in which the ordinary is dull, and banal, and the message is that if you work hard enough, you can achieve anything. Where output is valued over connection and appearance over authenticity, society becomes more fragmented. Imbued with substitute nostalgia, Bourner illustrates the “Age of Anxiety” – filled with passive entertainment and empty materialistic distractions.