Details:

This watercolor painting was inspired by the artist’s eighty-year-old mother-in-law during a visit with Groobey and her wife in France. The octogenarian said, "Everyone likes a bit of bouche à bouche"—which means "mouth to mouth" in French.
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① Artwork:

Bouche à Bouche / Mouth to Mouth

This watercolor painting depicts two hands, each holding a pair of lips. inspired by the artist’s eighty-year-old mother-in-law during a visit with Groobey and her wife in France. The octogenarian said, "Everyone likes a bit of bouche à bouche"—which means "mouth to mouth" in French. The artist was immediately drawn to this sassy expression of her mother-in-law, which seemed to suggest the idea that desire never ends. 

Kate Groobey's work encompasses drawing, painting, live performance and video. Each of her compositions explores one of her personal experiences, depicting moments from her relationship with her wife, Jina Khayyer. Groobey's work explores the androcentric canon of painting from a feminist and queer perspective. By employing the tactics of British humor—including innuendo, parody, absurdity, surreality, macabre and self-deprecation—Groobey offers up punchy depictions of the human condition. 

Specs:

11.75 inches
16.5 inches

③ Artist:

Kate Groobey

Kate Groobey’s work depicts personal and intimate moments from her relationship with her wife, the writer Jina Khayyer. Encompassing drawing, painting, live performance and video, the artist’s work explores the androcentric canon of painting from a feminist and queer perspective. Groobey’s work uses the tactics of British humor—innuendo, parody, absurdity, surreality, macabre and self-deprecation—to create punchy depictions of the human condition.

Kate Groobey:
Bouche à Bouche / Mouth to Mouth, 2022
Watercolour on paper
16.5 × 11.8 inches /