Barbarella II is a unique pen and ink piece on paper, finished in gold paint. By Annecy-based illustrator Belinda Frikh. Famed for her highly stylised pen and ink drawings of women from a bygone era.
287 x 420 cm (A3) £595
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Born in the Annecy region of the French Alps, studying Fine Art at L’Universite de Beaux Arts and a Masters degree at the Arts Appliques in Lyons. However, Frikh followed her heart and headed to London where she worked as an in-house illustrator for various designers, including fashion designer Julia Clancey and Sonja Nuttal. As well as creating work for clients including Bonds Australia, Levi’s, Sony, and MTV. Like their pithy and mercurial creator, her sinewy heroines own their own destiny.
Notable exhibitions: West Bank Gallery, Urban in Ibiza, Hospital Club, C99 Art Project, Oui Madame, Alhambra Theatre Geneva, Art auction at the House of Parliament alongside other artists (Banksy, Nick Walker, Goldie, Inkie) In addition, current projects: alongside Julia Clancey (London/L.A based designer)
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One can only ever dream of having the artistic allure of @belindafrikh. The painter’s playgrounds stretch from the foot of the French Alps to the streets of London. Influenced by Renaissance art and Klimt’s golden phase, Frikh has allowed the sculptured female body into the contemporary. Never before, has the male gaze been so empowering than it is for the figures in Frikh’s works. They reverse the gaze and use it to their advantage. Frikh captures heroines, but really, she is a heroine herself.
And, just when you thought Frikh couldn’t possibly be any more superior, her time as an in-house illustrator has allowed her to work for Levi’s and MTV; which pretty much crowns her as the most fabulously French artist on the planet. Nous aspirons à être elle.
In conclusion, check out the full collection by Belinda Frikh