About the Artist
Born in 1983, Anna Halarewicz graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Wroclaw on the drawing faculty. Fashion and its impact on human are significant elements of her works. She had several...View Profile
The expressive drawing combined with a bright spot reflects the dynamics, glam, vividness of the fashion world, at the same time a divided figure resembling a mannequin from shop windows squeezed in the painting heralds some sort of oppressiveness of this environment and the business close to it. The artist uses strong, contrast colours, slogans relating to the loud aesthetics of the advertisements, animal motives also appear in her works – associated with furs, which might be the synonym of luxury but at the same time of wilderness and extravagance.
The body fragmentation used by Halarewicz refers to the methods used in advertisements of trendy products, where you divide the woman's body into consumption areas – lips, eyes,cheeks, hair, breasts, skin, hands, hips, thighs and waist are all shown separately as small fragments.
The paintings from the “Fashion and Obsession” series on one hand enter the world of fashion in an art's eye, on the other are a deep diagnosis of that world, which under a very pleasant surface hides a less pleasant hidden agenda.
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