Endowment Winner Theresa Chromati explores black women as opaque idealized figures that embrace the empowerment of women and various body conscious topics. Full figured women adorned with whimsical protective armor such as masks, pussy lips, and protruding keloids reference diversity of self-identity, ownership, body manipulation, and an act of self preservation against appropriation. Throughout this collection Chromati's focus is to capture black women in the midst of joy, confidence, relaxation, persistence, and partnership.
By layering digital and analogue media, her environments place household floor tiles against earthy outdoor foliage reminiscent of jungles. Through this, the artist emphasizes subtle gestures of intimacy within familial, romantic, and congenial relationships. As well as looking into a spectrum of experiences that exist for women within public and private spaces, exceeding the limitations traditionally imposed on them.
Theresa will be showing new paintings at Untitled Art Fair MIAMI, Dec 6-10, New Image Art Booth E24. For more of the artists work visit her website.https://www.theresachromati.black/
Campaign Images: THERESA CHROMATI X MAROON WORLD
Models: Naudline Pierre and Theresa Chromati
Hair/ Make Up: Theresa Chromati