Sylvana Burns

Sylvana Burns is a Mexican visual artist based in London, whose practice revolves around the female body, its representation and sexuality as a form of existence in itself. The work is a constant search in which the artist comes to terms with the burden of being meaning – specifically being meaning as a female. Burns notes: “It is no understatement to say that the female body has been highly looked at and sexualised in our society for millennia within the arts, religion and science.” In photographs such as those in the meta-Dissected series, Burns utilises the body and the idea of the historical nude to question its expression through a contemporary female eye.