Last time my friends from Berlin came here to Stockholm, they told me I have to check out Ana Hell’s art.
“She’s the kind of stuff you dig”.
“It has this defying angle combined with freakish sexiness. She is sculpturing occult realities with human bodies”.
Oh, I thought. I gotta see this.
And wow – her artwork is 100% zindiqtive. The first thing I thought when I browsed through her website was “next time I’m in Berlin I have to meet her!”.
And then my eyes landed on one particular project called “Secret Friends”.
This is what “beautiful grotesque” means:
By painting faces over bare backs, Ana has created a whole race of midget twisted people that travel the world and share their small life moments in different location.
It is both realistic and imaginary at the same time.
The second thought that hit me was that it feels like an afternoon play of kids making dolls that suddenly got enlarged by some magic.
Like looking at postcards from an alternate world, which could have happen if our evolution was taking another turn.
The scenes are well crafted, moving on the line between uncanny bizarre to cute.
The secret friends we didn’t know we bear inside us.
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