The Bleached Beauty

The Bleached Beauty

Summary of the Art

This artwork was created to illustrate the struggles individuals face due to colourism, which refers to the aesthetic preference for lighter skin.

The background of the artworks is both current and past slogans and advertisements in the media, promoting skin bleaching products to lighten one’s skin.

The artwork was deliberately designed to look warped, to represent the cognitive distortions that an individual of darker skin colour experiences when they are consumed by the notion that their skin colour is unfavorable. 

By Gabriella Vernon