In this painting mixed with collage, an airbrushed nude with a disproportionate head becomes a body in direct conversation with the outside world—a channel for dialogue between the figure's internal and external lives. She gazes back at the viewer with both power and vulnerability.
Stockholm-based artist Zoe Barcza paints larger-than-life airbrushed figures, combining them with elements like collage and painted text. Her humorous and surreal compositions investigate cultural, political and social forces on the human body. In Barcza's work, the nude is a permeable boundary between internal and external forces that is in direct conversation with the world.