Wolves of Beihai
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Photography: Colour, Digital, Manipulated on Paper.
New 2019 piece in Surreal Fashion Guo Pei Collection by Miss Aniela.
The [yá zì 睚眦], hybrid of wolf and dragon, is one of the nine sons of the Dragon King in Chinese mythology. Aggressive and defensive, he is found symbolised on swords' cross-guards, a legendary creature with a coat of both fur and scales. In this piece, working with special effects artist Christopher Antoniou we re-imagined the legendary creature as a companion to a majestic and statuesque woman adorned in couterier Guo Pei, shot within Beihai Park, Beijing.
Giclée on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl paper, the most premium quality delivering Miss Aniela's art as vibrant in print as you see onscreen. Printed with 2cm white handling border in addition to the size stated.
Your artwork will be produced to the highest standards, proofed, checked and quality assured by Miss Aniela's Master Printer. Your print comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity signed by the artist, which guarantees your print is a work of art limited in the edition stated. The certificate can be affixed to the back of the piece when framed.
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.