Dawn Mellor is active/lives in England. Dawn Mellor is known for female face portrait, celebrity deconstruction themed painting, drawing.
Biography Dawn Mellor
Dawn Mellor, Announcement of exhibition November 27th 2008 – February 8th 2009 at
Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
In her images Dawn Mellor (born 1970 in Manchester, lives and works in London) deconstructs the interactive structure of the cult of celebrity – which appears in our culture to have been elected as a substitute for religion – by means of black humour fabricating a relationship between star and his/her believer, the fan. In so doing the artist herself frequently takes the role of an obsessed follower.
Through a frequently self-chosen “painterly” role Mellor destroys the moral codes communicated through mass entertainment vouching for a deliberated immorality. Whereby in the face of the ob
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