Plaster, Synthetic Hair, Glue, Wooden Dowel, Styrofoam.
5'4 f x 12 in
Sculpture can change our way of looking at tangible objects and generate alternate forms of commentary and social critique. While I acknowledge that all objects could be considered art under certain circumstances, I am more interested in manipulating materials to create new sculptural forms. These new forms speak a visual and aesthetic language that can challenge the limitations of words. In my work as a sculptor, I incorporate humor and satire to transform both traditional and non-traditional materials such as plaster, hair, and liquid latex. Through this process I can create new objects that directly defy any stereotypes and expectations imposed upon them. Perhaps my work will evoke both repulsion, and also a lingering and uncanny beauty.
Victoria Buda is an artist who lives and works in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. She is currently completing her HBA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto. Victoria has volunteered at exhibitions and studied art history abroad, as well as had her academic research published. In her work, she incorporates humor and satire to transform both traditional and non-traditional materials such as plaster, hair, and liquid latex. She has been the recipient of a variety of awards including the Terese Bolliger Award for Excellence in Sculpture 3 for 2020/2021, the recipient of the Notre Dame Visual Arts Award 2018, and the recipient of the OATI (Ontario Association for Teachers of Italian) First Place award for Fine Arts 2017.