In Tri, Ana Kraš investigates diverse themes of human interactions in movement such as play, sex, dialogue or greetings. Having traveled her whole life, and living between cultures, Kraš is interested in exploring the diversity of morals as well as basic human connection. Tri 1 appears as a single female figure, exposed in the different aspects of her nudity, bearing life, and in constant multitask. It is a metaphor for both woman condition and the exploration of the human body.
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 Japanese Washi paper
21 × 16.5 inches framed