Night Swim is a study of womanhood and quietude. Kraš explores the room for female intimacy and its connection to nature. She uses a tranquil color palette of pastel yellow and slight brown shades, contrasting with the deep blue and soothing white all in dialogue with each other on a dark shade of grey drawing paper. The woman stands in between three blue and white waves, nude, with her head reflecting the color of the moon, producing a calm and personal decor.
In her work, Ana Kraš explores human bodies and relationships through fluid geometric forms. Her drawings reflect her ongoing hybrid interest falling at the crossroad of product design and life drawing. Influenced by Bauhaus aesthetics, she constructs her drawings with a graphic design eye originating from her background in furniture and lighting design. Womanhood, sexuality, and the body in space are central themes she constantly revisits through figurative sketches. Various shapes come out of her imagination creating a linear, precise dictionary of marks. The minimal color palettes at the image of the intimate themes she chooses to depict embrace the design vocabulary she uses to depict the human body.
Ana Kraš, b. 1984 Belgrade, Serbia is an artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at Ed Varie, Les Gens Heureux, and at Villa Lena. She has collaborated with fashion designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh as well as Band of Outsiders. She has also shot for Riot of Perfume Magazine and Apartamento Magazine.
Pencil on paper
15.5 × 11.5 inches framed