Michelle Mildenhall – Contemporary Latex Artist & Bondage Art
Michelle’s art is created using latex, it’s a material she’s spent years working with, perfecting her skills in order to produce her compelling work. Michelle’s art radiates an underlying element of sexual association, not just from her imagery, but also the connotations of the medium in which she creates it.
Each piece becomes defined and fetishized via its latex conceptualization. Michelle is the only artist in the UK working this way with the material and has carved a unique niche with her art which not only appeals to art lovers but to a new audience of latex lovers as well as the more serious latex connoisseurs bringing the material firmly out of the fashion/fetish industry and into interiors/art spaces.
Her influences include Pop Art, Aubrey Beardsley, Cornelius Makkink and Amelto Della Costa to name a few, but she finds inspiration from everywhere, from Torture Garden to Typography! Michelle continues “. With my portraits I want to seduce the viewer into a world of disconcerting beauty by using popular but somewhat taboo themes of sexuality, fetishism and subversion, I create work in which a fascination with the subject evolves".
Michelle has exhibited and sold pieces worldwide and is gaining widespread attention for her provocative latex art. With several features on television and in the press, as well as her bestselling piece QE2, which made the front cover of Skin Two, an internationally distributed magazine.
She takes on commissions and provides a highly individual portrait service working closely with her clients to create something that both client and artist can feel passionate about.