dinsdag 29 september 2009

Mercedes Helnwein

Austrian artist Mercedes Helnwein's darkly beautiful pencil drawings are equal parts Tim Burton fairy tale, Cindy Sherman photograph, and girlish fantasy. The women in her offbeat vignettes are meticulously rendered and hopelessly engaging. For her latest show at Merry Karnowsky, Helnwein accessorizes her pretty protagonists with vintage kitchen utensils and plastic toys to create seemingly innocent narratives that quickly turn eerie thanks to anguished expressions and tense bodies
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