Today we have a look at the works of Erika, who in her work often explores the surreal, pastel-perfumed shapes of her inner mind, flowers that dream and drip and blossom upside down, cosmic worlds and feminine figures that move and dance. It is a beautiful farrago; everything has a languid sensuality to it.
Erika: I usually mix media to attain a certain effect and texture that an image in my mind calls for, I often use colored pencil, pastel, graphite, acrylics and sometimes collage; I rip up old artworks and use the ripped pieces to create new art. There are two main themes in my art which I often organize my work by: one I call “artlilliums” which explores the female form and flowers. The other I call “beautiful farrago” which is more colorful and dream-based work. But both themes mix in my pieces from time to time in surrealistic ways.
Overall, when I draw or paint I feel I am giving shape to the shapeless while at the same time I am indulging in my surrealism and sensuality. I am filled with a need to explore and express the strangeness and beauty of these surreal floral landscapes of my mind, and lose myself in the process without looking back.
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