watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil
148mm x 210mm, 2018
Created in 2018, Cass n Bess is a watercolour, gouache, ink and pencil artwork created by Zyra Bañez as a form of experimentation with colour and style.
This artwork definitely shows the influence of fashion and editorial photography in art. Any urge to draw was driven by the love of unaffordable clothing. So, instead of wearing them, they appeared in artworks instead.
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. Black ink is also a staple in this era, combined with graffiti and typography.
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