Australian-based Artist Skel is known for her confronting paintings that explore the duality of the human condition and stories of personal loss with acerbic humour and insight. Her work is a testament to the way that experiences shape our narrative. By questioning the glossy veneer of popular iconography, she details the contentions of intimacy, feminism and the internal and external power struggles of humanity. Her work is a collage of recontextualised imagery from comic books, vintage film posters, and modern-day pop culture. Nostalgia is a recurring theme in Skel’s work, as she dissects the influences of trends and societal norms of the past on those of the present. Her paintings explore how some of society's most iconic imagery can be anchored to individual formative experiences and past trauma.