Fascinated by the beauty of the female body, Dutch artist Ingrid Baars started taking photographs of her girlfriends during her adolescent years. What turned into a over a decade long photography career would later influence Ingrid into the next step of her career: visual art.
Since 2009, Ingrid’s digital art has explored the richness of African culture. Her amazement for the influence that African arts have had on the development of Western Modern Art are the main motive behind her work. The combination of live model photography and images of traditional African sculpture make for one hell of a creative process; one in which Ingrid sets a preliminary photo shoot and modifies and merges several images into a new design. Her 2-D images capture emotions of power, controlled sexuality, and vulnerability, all while successfully pushing you to reach a deep sense of awareness and consciousness.
We are so very proud to have Ingrid Baars take part in our inaugural ArtLeadHER exhibit. Learn more about her pieces on display and make sure to visit the Joseph Gross Gallery by May 28th.
Though we live in a generation where women leaders are on a steady rise, there are still challenges that are marked by living in a patriarchal society. Looking at the ratio of men to women representation in the arts for example, highlights quite a jarring disproportion of artist depiction. While 51% of visual artists in present day identify as women, only 28% of museum solo exhibitions actually spotlight them…