watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil
210mm x 297mm, 2018
Created in 2018, Bal is a watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil artwork created by Zyra Bañez as a form of experimentation with colour and style.
Naming these artworks involved some cheeky play on words. For example, one of the most influential brands of this time was Balenciaga and their dad shoes – the ugly yet popular new chunky hoes. Since that was featured in this artwork, his name is now Bal. Bal for Balenciaga.
In the previous years, Zyra’s artworks involved limited and muted colour palettes influenced by minimalism. However, 2018 was the year that started to move away from neutrals and embrace a bit of colour, or perhaps a lot.
As a form of experimentation, solid colour blocks, bold shapes and plant imagery became consistent in Zyra’s artworks.
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