[U]nbound is a poetic series of mixed-media artworks by Ranny Cooper exploring ideas around the female body, how it is represented and the reaction it triggers.
Using simple, clean lines and simplified shapes the images verge on abstraction, Ranny triggers the viewer’s imagination and plays with the subconscious. The body is shown from a humanised and sensitive perspective, putting emphasis on the curves, lines and natural fluidity of the female form.
Including leather wear, Ranny reflects on female sexuality, using the metaphor of the harness to visualise the constraints and pressures experienced by women in regards to body image and sexual expression – becoming a powerful symbol of both submission and empowerment. We recently caught up with the Hackney-based artist to talk the female form, feminism and objectification.