Baroque /Waris Dirie/, (2021)

dimensions: 100 x 100 x 5 cm + 6.500 steel nails
medium: acrylic on steel

Baroque is the second artwork of the Female R-Evolution series and it portrays Waris Dirie, a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation. Her face is set into a famous baroque work of Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a pearl.

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The concept behind this already second portrait with a historical masterpiece background is to repaint the history with real women who bear a strong empathy and dedication for causes that matter, especially regarding the oppression and violation of human rights. Girl with a pearl in its original version was a random unknown white girl. Waris is black and that adds up to the concept of giving all people their place and significance in history, which is missing from the old masterpieces.

Casa Sublim

Visualizations are paste-ups of the painting into interior and exterior parts of Casa Sublim, Esplugues, Barcelona.