HELLZ YEAH

Posted on February 15 2017

HLZBLZ: BADGYALS RUN TINGS

Los Angeles-based artist Kristen Liu’s hyper-colored paintings command attention. Bright imagery contrasts with more mature subject matter, from graphic violence to overt sexuality, evoking an adult Lisa Frank vibe that’s equal parts honest and illusory. Liu paints what she knows through an imaginative lens, exploring universal themes that permeate her world, often riddled with pain or pleasure (or both). Paintings of warrior women entangled with animals and wielding knives or pleasuring themselves without reservation push against our deepest desires and most complicated emotions. In other words, Liu’s just conveying what it means to be human and not apologizing for it. We caught up with the artist to chat about female empowerment, the very real challenges of masturbating, and what she attributes to her success.

 

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XO NIKKI WONGSTER

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