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Sylvia Ji’s haunting, seductive and psychedelically tinged portrayals of women offer a whole new slant on femininity, and blur the line between high- and lowbrow art. Ji says that her subjects are symbolic reflections of herself and people she knows, or just nameless faces set in a landscape of fleeting and decaying beauty. The dominant influence in her work is La Calavera Catrina, the iconic skeleton dame of Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, and her macabre, grotesque, yet glamorous take on the Sugar Skull tradition intermingles with gorgeously colorful images of elegant empresses, Native American tribeswomen, and Baroque beauties. This retrospective monograph offers a lavish overview of an artist who draws inspiration from life and death to create highly charged and darkly exotic work.
Number of Pages: 111
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Street Date: October 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-0970
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