BLUE Audrey

This Hurts


This series offers a meticulous exploration of intimacy, fragility and existentialism, while also bearing witness to the artist’s homosexuality. It is set in the small cities of Northern Ireland, where the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities is still very ambivalent and divided. Between staged and candid images, the artist charades herself as someone else, using herself or other subjects. She imagines, in often their extremes, the characteristics of the perfect, desirable ‘other’ at the crossroads of queer feminine rage and identity dissociation. Audrey Blue’s writing conjures up codes borrowed from adolescence, creating a tender atmosphere yet with an often bitter aftertaste.

About the artist

Born in 1998, Audrey Blue is an Irish artist from Derry (Northern Ireland), currently based in Belfast. As a multidisciplinary artist, she expresses herself through film photography, painting, printmaking and other experimental practices. In her series entitled This Hurts, Audrey Blue explores homosexuality, mortality and the conflicts and anxieties of Irish youth.