Art that works against women’s predetermined societal role, piquing the spectator’s interest and stimulating the cognitive process that determines how beautiful, demure, or quiet a female should be. Montreal artist Sandra Chevier uses the Marvel superheroes as a favored motif throughout her mixed media work, symbolizing the weak identities resulting from forced ideals. The twist within her art is that said identities are able to become part superhero – a childhood fantasy typically reserved for the boys.
Maybe it is because I have a penchant for comic books or perhaps it is my strong belief that any person is as good as they imagine they can be. Maybe it is because I stand behind the majority of artists who boast a feminine agenda, those who write against the stereotypical female image. Or maybe it is her obvious technical skill – realistic paintings depicting strength and beauty. Whatever it is, Sandra Chevier has got the whole world crushing. Follow more of her work here.