Lady Skollie

Skyping with Lady Skollie: Listen In

Laura Windvogel knows there’s power to be found in vulnerability. While other successful young artists may vigilantly guard their image, her voice is uncensored and rings authentic. She’s not afraid to get political, bringing real issues and her views on them into her work, and into her interviews. As her first international show, Lust Politics by Lady Skollie came to a close at Tyburn Gallery in London, Laura looks back on the body of large-scale works which interrogates gender politics: both personal and public, and pays tribute to the Khoisan and what could have been.

 

In our Skype call, she gets real on rape culture and South Africa’s chronic desensitisation to it, and talks unguardedly about twitter thuggery, making people cry, and the voices of cynicism, fear and judgment that live inside every artist’s mind.

Lady Skollie aka Laura Windvogel for the Jameson INDIE Channel

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Lady Skollie aka Laura Windvogel for the Jameson INDIE Channel

Passion Gap: a self portrait of the artist wrestling with her daddy issues; reaching misguidedly for the validation of men, 2016
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Lady Skollie aka Laura Windvogel for the Jameson INDIE Channel

Grabbing; groping, 2017
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Lady Skollie aka Laura Windvogel for the Jameson INDIE Channel

Vroeg ryp, Vroeg vrot: in various stages of ripening, being ripe, bring ready, being consumed and nothingness, 2016
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Lady Skollie aka Laura Windvogel for the Jameson INDIE Channel

They’ll suck you dry, beware, 2016
Copyright the artist, courtesy Tyburn Gallery

 

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*This interview was edited and condensed for clarity.