Artist Gretel Warner paints the female nude through a saturated and dream-like lens. Gretel aims to regain ownership of the archetypal nude, celebrating the female body & experience in its most natural form- unfiltered and honest- something that she feels is exceedingly important in today’s social media-crazed society. Her work is ultimately a celebration; an instrument to empower and encourage a healthy relationship between our minds and our bodies.
Through her practice Gretel escapes the fast-paced and demanding (digital & physical) world in which she finds herself. Gretel uses movement and colour to explore the fluidity of identity and the fluctuation of the human body. It is integral to Gretel to create work that honestly encompasses the experiences of being a young woman today, but just as importantly, to create a space of escapism. A place where the viewers, and herself, are able to transcend any potential limitations of their physical body and appearance.