For Boo Ritson, a canvas is not restricted to woven fabric stretched across a frame. Instead, the British artist uses the human body as her support medium, covering them in paint and photographing her human subjects. As a result, each person becomes a hybrid of sculpture, painting, and photography.

But Ritson pushes this further, using her subjects to develop a painted character beyond the boundaries of their personality, resulting in a new identity that emerges removed from that of their own. Covering eyes with sunglasses and "dressing" her sitters in new clothes, the images she captures portray people in a transition between definable human and enigmatic sculpture, adding an element of performance to her work.