Rachel Wyatt’s work centres on the Machine Gaze in this world of constant surveillance and recording. Machine Gaze refers to the idea of both genders feeling watched and self-conscious, much like women have felt under the Male Gaze for centuries. Now, ever surrounded by machines, we turn our gaze on ourselves as well as eachother.
Through oil painting Rachel rejects the use of technology in her artistic process, instead embracing the juxtaposition of traditional techniques with the contemporary content. On boards, the paintings are sliced to further the effect of Glitch Art, seen throughout her practice. This and the vivid CYMK colours used serve to make the Machine Gaze as otherworldly as possible.