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Fares Micue Explores the New Expressions of Pop Art through Self-Portraits

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“Contagious energy.”

In her continuous series of self-portraits, Fares Micue explores the new expressions of Pop Art in a series that is both reflective and playful. The self-portraits show her playing with balloons in a variety of different settings. The shapes and colors of the balloons add to the artistic experience by either contrasting or matching what is happening around them. They can be found floating near her head, encircling her torso, or leading up a painted stairway.

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“Endless options,” in collaboration with Artstar

She adds that while she incorporates organic features like flowers and leaves to simulate the earth’s seasonal rhythms, the balls are inspired by even more basic and constant elements of the cosmos such as the sun, moon, and planets.

The self-portraits show her playing with balloons in a variety of different settings that are reflective while also playful. The shapes and colors of the balloons add to the artistic experience by either contrasting or matching what is happening around them. They can be found floating near her head, encircling her torso, or leading up a painted

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“Chasing illusions”

Micue’s photographs create their own narrative, often inspired by the place where it was taken. Ruined ruins might be a symbol for a period of constant transition and the need to let things go as we continue to develop and mature.“For example, on my way to another shooting location, I kept seeing these steps in Chasing illusions.” Micue adds. “They’re in a big water barrier that formerly housed a large lake. It made me think of when the dam was full and had been beneficial to the farmers in the area. However, it is now forgotten and crumbling.”

Micue’s stunning balloon self-portrait series is below. Visit her website and like her on Instagram to stay up with the latest from the artist. During the upcoming Boynes Emerging Artist Award, she will serve on the competition’s 5th Edition jury as well.

All images © Fares Micue

h/t colossal.com

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“Too many expectations”
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“The happiness source”
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“Revive your curiosity”
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“I choose you”
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“Contagious energy.”