Berriblue is a Polish / Irish artist & designer based in Porto, Portugal. Well known for her street art, Berriblue is also a successful studio artist. She has had six solo shows to date, and her work is held in collections in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Mozambique, and Los Angeles.
This self portrait was painted during an intense psychotic episode. The frankness with which BerriBlue approaches mental health and self harm is beautiful and haunting.
The figure appears vulnerable and flawed, and there is no sense of body positivity. The pose and the background imagery imply a sense of defensive confusion, but the eyes lock piercingly with the viewer.
This piece was chosen as the chief promotional image for an event in Porto's Miguel Bombarda arts district in 2018.
Technique : Paint on Plywood
Dimensions cm : 125 x 92 x 0.5 cm
Support : Plywood
Framing : Box mounted, ready to hang
Type : Unique work
Authertification : Oeuvre venue avec factor et certification d’authenticité
Signature : Oeuvre singée a la main