With the rain, wind, cold, grey sky we have in London right now, let’s travel with Kenna Moser’s works.
This artist based in Seattle, creates envelop/postcards-like, which you could easily believe that they come straight out of a magical and wonderful land.
How? Using real vintage cards as a base, she draws on it, tiny and delicate figures interacting with an oversized nature (plants, colourful flowers) and creative stamps from all around the world. The viewer is invited to decode the connections made between the different elements but also linked with the single-word title of the picture, creating his/her own version of the story.
It is visually similar to a children illustration book, and this is why many can nostalgically relate to it. However, her method is nonetheless comparable to the traditional method of painting : the various collages are glued to a wood panel before a hot layer of beeswax is applied, finalising the last details with oil paint.
The result is subtle and poetic, perfect for this gloomy Monday…
|Kenna Moser, Apex, 2015|
|Kenna Moser, Match, 2016|
|Kenna Moser, Renew, 2016|
|Kenna Moser, Contemplate, 2016|
|Kenna Moser, Vantage, 2016|