Cassandra Yap is an artist and art director based in London. Her work often explores the juxtaposition between dark and beautiful subjects to create the surreal. Fuelled by her love of pin ups, the female form and an unhealthy obsession with vintage erotica, her photomontage halftone style images are dark, bold and humorous with a kinky edge.
I really like the series of work where Yap prints onto feathers, the use of 50's glamour pin up female characters juxtaposed with very delicate feathers creates a dichotomy which is both witty and striking.
Yap uses regular themes - strong female pin ups, skulls, lips and butterflies. Her images are sexy but also show a real strength. Her work is very recognisable and builds together to form a narrative.