Carmen Miranda by Belinda Frikh is an original illustration on paper.
Frikh’s strong imagery of powerful, sensual women with a heavy hint of 1920’s styling has made her artworks highly collectable. Working primarily in ink and gold paint, her illustrations take you back to a time of decadence, frivolity and extravagance.
Born in the Annecy region of the French Alps. Studying Fine Art at L’Universite de Beaux Arts and a Masters degree at the Arts Appliques in Lyons. Frikh followed her heart and head to London where she has worked as an in-house illustrator for various designers, including fashion designer Julia Clancey and Sonja Nuttal. As well as creating work for clients including Bonds Australia, Levi’s, Sony, and MTV. Like their pithy and mercurial creator, her sinewy heroines own their own destiny.
Notable exhibitions: West Bank Gallery, Urban in Ibiza, Hospital Club, C99 Art Project, Oui Madame, Alhambra Theatre Geneva, Art auction at the House of Parliament alongside other artists (Banksy, Nick Walker, Goldie, Inkie). In addition, notable current projects: alongside Julia Clancey (London/L.A based designer)
Read the Belinda Frikh Interview – Forty Nine Questions and Art Ain’t One
287 x 420 mm (A3) £595
What Megan Says
One can only ever dream of having the artistic allure of French-born @belindafrikh. The painter’s playgrounds stretch from the foot of the French Alps, to the streets of London town. Influenced by Renaissance art and Klimt’s golden phase, Frikh has ensured the sculptured female body fits into the contemporary day. Never before, has the male gaze been so empowering than it is for the figures in Frikh’s works. They reverse the gaze and use it to their advantage. Frikh captures heroines, but really, she is a heroine herself.
And, just when you thought Frikh couldn’t possibly be any more superior, her time as an in-house illustrator has allowed her to work for Levi’s and MTV. Which pretty much crowns her as the most fabulously French artist on the planet. Nous aspirons à être elle.