Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.

Linder Sterling’s Collage Work Challenging Misogyny and its Views on the Female Body (NSFW)

Hailing from the UK, feminist artist and musician Linder Sterling’s radical artwork has garnered her a strong fanbase, starting especially within Manchester’s punk and post-punk scenes, but soon progressing the world over. Looking at her style approach and it all makes sense, seeing as her medium is collages–often humorous ones–that depict brash and in-your-face commentary on society–especially on the issue of feminism. While Sterling had her own platform, a punk collage zine titled Secret Public which she co-founded with British writer and music journalist Jon Savage which housed a lot of her work, she’s now transcended beyond that and into icon status.

While her messages are as poignant as they are necessary (especially in the current social climate), the artwork itself is stunning alone. Her use of materials and her pristine editing and placement makes each piece captivating on aesthetics alone. So really, she’s created the best of both: beautiful artwork for a beautiful cause. Have a look through a few excerpts from her archives throughout, that will hopefully–if you’re not there yet–evoke some thought that will challenge the institutionalized way of looking at the female body as a commodity. And if you happen to be in Sweden, check out her solo show LINDER that’s being held at the Andréhn-Schiptjenko Gallery, which will run through to April 11.

Alexander Lendrum

Editorial curator, born and raised in Hong Kong.