Harshini Karunaratne is a Sri Lankan-Peruvian photographer and visual designer. These works are a reflection of our current crisis as we face a new reality: “In the first image, I reflect on the romanticization of face masks. In the second, I combine shapes and colours in a dream-like way but to alert the viewer that what they’re witnessing, and experiencing, is not a dream.”
Alice Mao is an emerging artist in the greater Seattle area. Growing up, she admired artists such as Alphonse Mucha and Norman Rockwell, but also has more contemporary influences such as Loish and Alexander Mandradjiev. Her work explores identity, anxiety, and digital distortion, fitting for a 17-year old artist in the modern world. Her work can be found on her instagram, @alicemaoart
“Careless” explores the tension between freedom and constraint, we are free to swing, but simultaneously boxed in by blue screens.
“10– an exploration of abstraction, pattern and disease”
“Here there is a subversion of the traditional landscape painting, with a clear intervention of the digital medium.”
This digital art series examines my personal chronological issues with my identity, regarding my femininity and the standards in place for what my womanhood is expected to be presented as.
Raised in a Muslim Arab family, a common first greeting between women is “Oh, have you lost weight?” Your acne, body, and choice of clothing are all subject to scrutiny, and you must calmly and respectfully accept it all.