Dieu est un fumeur de Havanes by Belinda Frikh, is an original pen and ink with gold paint piece created on paper. By Annecy based illustrator Belinda Frikh. Famed for her highly stylised pen and ink drawings of women from a bygone era.
287 x 420 cm (A3) £595
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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) Notable current projects: alongside Julia Clancey (London/L.A based designer)
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One can only ever dream of having the artistic allure of @belindafrikh. The French-born painter whose playgrounds stretch from the foot of the French Alps to the streets of London town. With influences from nude Renaissance art and Gustav Klimt’s golden phase in the early twentieth century. Frikh has allowed the sculptured female body to come glittering its way into the contemporary day. Never before, has the male gaze been so empowering than it is for the figures in Frikh’s works, which 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.