Gillian Rosselli

See what you made me do

M I L K exhibition at Nel Gallery, Cape Town, 2022

About this artwork

See what you made me do, 2022, Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 160 x 236 cm

See what you made me do juxtaposes two moods to explore the liberation of a survivor from a domestic violent relationship. Rosselli entitled this painting See what you made me do”, a taunt that perpetrators use to justify their violence.  On the right hand side, Rosselli depicts dark colours and fractured visual representations to delineate the suffering of the survivor through a violent relationship. In sharp contrast with this, the bright summer-like colours of the left-hand side evoke the movement towards freedom, a place of lightness when a survivor escapes the relationship.