Jamila Walker

"Skinny Arte"
Digital Photo Montage
Decorative art usually serves the purpose of transporting the viewer through an imaginary window, the frame, to a different reality beyond, for example in the case of landscapes. Coffee shop art however frequently depicts scenes of people consuming coffee and cakes, thereby only serving to reinforce the current reality, or possibly romanticise the everyday event. “Skinny Arte” is a playful parody of the cafe art phenomenon. It was produced digitally using a mixture of photography and illustration.