Through figurative painting, my work addresses the intimacy of understanding oneself. I want to build the imagery of identity and sexuality; all while capturing vulnerability and fear. Being a black woman having to experience the duality of being hyper visible and invisible.
I replace skin tone with blue tones up against the warm reds. The monochromatic palette is a rather simple way to convey a complex figure.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bria Corranda is a figurative artist that lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. She started her art journey at Columbia College Chicago studying Animation.In 2021 shifting her practice from digital to traditional painting, she completed her first series “Don’t Call Me Beautiful”, which takes the viewer along her journey of reflection and self discovery. Her work has been exhibited at Guichard Gallery, Chicago, IL; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL. Her early digital works are displayed at Doolittle Elementary, Chicago, IL.
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