Swiss/Australian artist Laura Badertscher is a figurative painter with a focus on portraiture. Her most recent paintings are based on imagery sourced from naturist magazines which aim to reveal the norms and conventions of the nude in art and popular culture. These works address the history of the nude in art, the nude versus the naked and the issue of the male gaze, combining high art materials and ideas with lowbrow imagery. Swiss-born Laura Badertscher completed her Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney in 2018. She lives and works in Zurich.