‘Oh You Pretty Things’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Cassandra Yap. Printed onto 350gsm Colourplan Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Cassandra Yap merges beauty and sensuality in her breathtaking prints like no other. Using photomontage techniques, Yap explores femininity and sexuality, using images of vintage pin-up girls merged with gentle flora and fauna, delicate butterfly wings and exquisite colour palettes. Yet her work is unsettled with dark undertones: images of death and decay pervade her prints, bringing a rich, contemplative mood to her aesthetic prowess.
‘Oh You Pretty Things’ depicts four woman, posing for the camera in playboy bunny outfits. Yap has colourised the outfits in pastel shades, leaving the women’s bodies in black and white, and has collaged skulls over the models’ faces for a truly sinister and unexpected juxtaposition. It’s a powerful print, both visually arresting and conceptually provocative: a triumph of contemporary art.