The exhibition is an extension of her work which explores the grotesque aesthetic of makeup tutorials which are plastered across social media channels.

Firstly, Beavers' technique, in which she builds up layers of hand-applied acrylic paint creates a 'caked-on' texture, emulating the application of makeup in said tutorials.

Beavers examines how these tutorials project how individuals feel the need to create a personal style, which often results in a highly stylised version of themselves. The result of this attempt to create a personality through appearance, is often 'fake' in appearance and what some might call 'bad taste.'

Instagram famous Kyle Jenner famed for her makeup tutorials which Beavers has recreated in her satirical series Image via thekyliejenner.com Instagram famous Kyle Jenner famed for her makeup tutorials which Beavers has recreated in her satirical series
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In the past, Beavers has explored the social media phenomenon of 'Food Porn' in her series titled as such.

Gina Beavers, Kimchi Hot Dogs, 2014 Gina Beavers, Kimchi Hot Dogs, 2014

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