Mel Pozniakow

Leon 1985

40 x 50 cm


“Through the lens of autobiography and personal archiving, I am examining my first experiences of domesticity. I respond to the conflicting social values demonstrated by my mother and grandmother’s relationship through a dynamic visual language. My work often examines my migrant grandmother’s adoption of British middle class values and my mother’s break from this tradition due to her opposing femininity ideology. With the use of family photographs and various pieces of personal family ephemera, I am developing a collection of paintings which are deeply nostalgic and intimate in nature”