A very (im)proper exhibition…
The UK’s only erotic art gallery, Impure Art, which is based in the cosmopolitan settings of Brighton, is about to launch an exciting exhibition with an even more exciting new talent! The exhibition explores a series of arresting and sensual 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 erotic to the most ‘neurotic’, focusing on the use of light and the female form. Her work is charged with mystery, eroticism and fun, fusing fantasy with reality and femininity with a willful independence. She embraces the liberating idea of ultimate control and self-representation.
Miss Aniela (aka Natalie Dybisz) from Brighton, Sussex, poses for photographs and processes her own photographic portraits, frequently cloning herself several times in a single image. She demonstrates to us the vast and endless possibilities of playing a character, or several characters, in her photographs and being her own muse.
With her unconventional beginnings as an entirely self-taught photographer, it’s a real achievement that this young talent was recently featured on the cover of the prestigious American Photo magazine. Since launching her career via photo-sharing sites on the internet, Miss Aniela accrued over a million views within months before going on to secure her first solo exhibition. Three years on and she is selling her work as fine-art limited edition prints through galleries and art fairs as far afield as Madrid and Miami.
Jamie McCartney of Impure Art says, “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 please visit: www.impureart.com