Following its successful Madonna Nudes exhibition, Brighton’s Impure Art Gallery is staging an exhibition of self portraits by the young woman who became a ‘phenomenon’ through the Internet, Miss Aniela.
Neurotica is a collection of Miss Aniela’s images from the most erotic to the most ‘neurotic’, focusing on the use of light and the female form. She poses for, photographs and processes her own photographic portraits, frequently cloning herself several times in a single image.
“Making self-portraits has become a form of ritual – I am obsessed,” said Brighton-based Miss Aniela, who is an entirely self-taught photographer.
She launched her career via Internet photo-sharing sites and after accruing over a million views within months, she went on to secure her first solo exhibition. Now, three years later, her work sells as fine-art limited edition prints through galleries and art fairs as far afield as Madrid and Miami.
Jamie McCartney of Impure Art commented: “We continually search for talented painters, sculptors and photographers whose work embraces the ‘Impure’ remit and we have people contacting us with their portfolios from all over the world. It’s just fabulous luck that this incredibly talented young woman is working and living right on our doorstep.”
Neurotica will be on show at the Impure Art Gallery, 13 Ship Street Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1AJ, from 4th July to 30th August. The gallery will be open Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm, and Sunday 12-5pm. For more information visit www.impureart.com