Vom 9. September bis 1. Oktober zeigt die Galerie Hanahou in New York neue Arbeiten von Stina Persson, die zu den Stars der Fashion-Illustration zählt. Und einer ganzen Generation als Vor(-)bild dient. Hier sieht man die Originale des Originals.
»In her new solo show "Perfectly Flawed," Stockholm artist Stina Persson abandons her digital safety net to create unaltered works that are beautifully imperfect - or imperfectly beautiful - as a response to the increasingly flawless images with which we surround ourselves.
Over the course of 10+ years working as a commercial illustrator, Stina has found herself conforming to trends of narrowing hips and ever-smoother skin by digitally altering her original watercolors, often without prompting from a client: edges have gradually become cleaner, features more defined, and the painterly more photographic.
Fully conscious of going down this "slippery slope of adjusting, fixing, and retouching," Stina is ready to see the handmade, crooked, and flawed gain appeal, an aesthetic inspired by the 1970s, when social and environmental issues didn't take a back seat to Botox in the public consciousness. For her newest work, the artist asked herself what would happen if she didn't scan, didn't retouch, and didn't work digitally at all. The result of that question is a series of more than 30 new works on paper, watercolor pieces of women with running paint, unconventional color choices, and skewed perspective - imperfections that are natural, unsettling, and beautiful.«