Haylie Breen


mixed 76x76cm
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About Haylie Breen

I have always drawn inspiration from images found within National Geographic, Vogue and trashy gossip magazine. There my imagination found a world of fantasy created by the vibrancy of expression in exotic cultures. Stark beauty expressed through bright colours, elaborate dress, adornment of jewellery and symbols of one selves’ identity and culture. Women in beautiful dress which convey mystery, strength, but also extreme fragility. The stark contrast between nature and hyper stylised beauty.

My work primarily focuses on traditionally beautiful women in flowing colourful garments – and flirts with the relationship of flesh and fabric to modesty and identity. After travelling through South East Asia, Europe and the Middle East I was personally confronted by the different ways women are treated through their appearance and clothing.

Current work for sale through "Art Style Gallery, Surry Hills

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