Photography: Digital, Colour, Manipulated on Paper.
This is a world within a face, a universe in a close-up, a visual tapestry of history within one gaze. Meet KAI FACE, a giant photograph digitally collaged with hundreds of ancient Chinese paintings. Creatures, objects, landscapes, lettering and leagues of people collide in one surrealistic remix.
Many months of work went into creating the final piece, the wealth of detail evident when experienced in print. The intention of the artist is for the viewer to lose themselves in exploring everything hidden within the detail.
The video is recommended viewing to see the intricacy in this piece.
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About the Artist
British artist Miss Aniela (Natalie Dybisz, b. 1986) mixes art and fashion photography to create a fine balance of contemporary creativity. Her work centres on a fusion of traditional imagery and digitally enhanced motifs, interweaving in a surreal composition.
Her longstanding collection Surreal Fashion has been exhibited and collected all over the globe. In the imagery, Miss Aniela depicts contemporary models with a reference to Renaissance and Dutch masters, shooting in stately home settings across Europe and US. Larger-than-life characters preside over a dreamlike tableaux of chandeliers, taxidermy and four-poster beds; motifs for another, utopic world of the past that we long to inhabit.