Helena Baka

Shpërndani Njerëzit (2020)
Disperse the People
oil and acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 in.

My work explores the complex relationships between culture, femininity, sexuality, and memory through painting and drawing that demonstrate my overall identity as an Albanian-American woman. My main mediums are acrylic & oil paint as well as oil & chalk pastels, all of which help me achieve the chaotic and vibrant images that communicate these ideas so aggressively. My abstract imagery depicts portraits and subconscious mark-making that grapple the complex ideas of cultural distance and diaspora, and how those elements tie in with my identity as a hyper-sexualized woman living in the 21st century USA.

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