If your phone could talk- what might it say? It doesn't really bare thinking about does it?
To call this generation's relationship with our mobile devices anything less than familial, emotional, conflicted, warped and intimate would be an horrible understatement. We're very much living our lives through them and it's hard to find the time to come up for air. Meet Polly Nor, the 27 year old London-based artist who's wonderfully satanic drawings are illustrated explorations of young women and their tumultuous relationships to their iPhones and shifting senses of identity; from swiping right on the loo, examining our naked bodies, mental health and relationships via spooning our phones to sleep at night and long double screen masturbation sessions. As grim as they are iconoclastic and challenging Polly's garnered a cult following online. Partly, this is because beyond her wonderful talents, Polly's pictures are wickedly funny too; her women return home from work, stripping of their "girl uniforms" of mom jeans and trendy slogan t-shirts to reveal what really lies beneath- a horny (literally) devil who just wants to crack open a beer and kick back in front of the TV.
After graduating with a degree in illustration from Loughborough University in 2011 Polly found herself in an uninspiring job as a receptionist. It wash't until 2014 that she began to devote her time to her drawings where she channelled much of her frustrations. Since then Polly has worked with the likes of Dazed and Confused, Dr Martens and Complex and more importantly, is adored by fan-girls word wide.
Her women are unapologetic, unshaven and an unabridged look at what modern femininity really looks like when the filters have been removed and there's no one left to impress. Her girls party with the devil himself, make love to him and then behead him- a little more exciting than most of Friday nights sure, but in essence the modern fables her pictures tell are achingly relatable- we can all find ourselves in Polly's women and that's maybe why she has 242k followers on Instagram.
Polly's talents extend beyond her drawings; she makes her iPhone cases and sells her own prints online and, she's just informed us she's working on her first proper fashion collaboration with proper legit fave designer of ours but all is under embargo for now!
In an age when it's near impossible for girls to escape images of the objectified woman, thanks be to god for Polly Nor.