In my photography-based works, collages and installations, pop culture, activism, and camp vibrantly come together. As a woman of colour suffering from chronic illness, I was often told I should just see the world through a more optimistic lens. Instead, I built a world of my own, using my work to claim space within a society that was not designed for me. As part of the collage that forms the decor of my installation, I display self-portraits that comically undermine cultural stereotypes. They are combined with a range of images that show pop culture with its glitter and flair, but also as a double standard: while it inspired much of us to dream, it also holds unachievable standards and stereotypes that are imposed throughout society today. Both praising and reflecting on it by using irony and camp, I proudly create a space for myself, showing you my world through ‘Angel-Rose coloured glasses’.
Angel-Rose Oedit Doebé (1995) is a Dutch-Surinamese visual artist who was born and raised in Amsterdam. Angel-Rose studied Photography and Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Utrecht (HKU), won the HKU Keep an Eye Photography Stipend and the HKU Prijs Gemeente Utrecht for social relevancy.
This project has been partially funded by the Keep an Eye Foundation.www.angelrose.nl