|Petra Collins has been commissioned by the Tate Modern to create a short film to celebrate American modernist painter Georgia O’Keeffe major retrospective. Collins’s images explores the privacies and publicities of growing up as a woman at a moment when female bodies are hyper-mediated by Photoshop and social media. As one of the first artists that made her appreciate color in a whole new way, Collins’ short film draws on a handful of O’Keeffe’s most celebrated works, giving these paintings a new lease of life and meaning in 2016.
“HER USE OF (COLOR) MAKES ME FEEL LIKE HER LANDSCAPES ARE COMPLEX BEINGS.”
– PETRA COLLINS