Holly Roach Original Artworks

These works come from Holly Roach’s 2018 exhibition ‘Same Same’, based around ideas of perceptions, judgments, perceived notions and stereotyping of people. Each portrait is created using the same template of a person and then different elements added to build these individual characters. Here’s an excerpt from the show catalogue written by Holly:

“By starting with the same face for each portrait, I am hoping to convey the belief that we are far more similar than different. Under all the layers of gender, race, political leanings, religion, faith and cultural identity, our stories have common threads – we stand on common ground. I believe that we all want similar things in life; to be safe, to have shelter, to be loved, to love, to be seen and valued for who we are.”



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