Tracey Moffatt

Tracey Moffatt’s cryptic photographic suite Pet Thang 1991 juxtaposes a sheep with the naked body of the artist. By conflating this animal with blurry body close-ups, Moffatt presents an enigmatic photo tableau in acrid lime green tones and fleshy pinks. Here skin, faces, body parts, and a sheep’s dense woollen coat sit in starkly uncanny contrast. Hovering forms are eerily suspended across a dense black background, detached from context or originating reference. Bringing together incongruous motifs in a taut composition, Moffatt conjures a shadowy presence, conjugating animal and human with eroticism and isolation.

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