The Perfect Escape Hatch: Art By Ise Ananphada
Some may argue that a picture is worth a thousand words. But nowhere does it mean a photograph. Ever since the advent of Photoshop, there’s been a sharp increase in female illustrators. Women so gifted, it’s no surprise they have infiltrated the once male-dominated world of graphic arts and design. One such artist leading the pack is Ise Anaphada. A (very busy) freelance digital artist who lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand.
Ise Ananphada is known for her powerful feminine and figurative style. Her sharp eye for delicate detail is complimented by muted tones and pastel color palettes. There is an incredible balance of symbolism throughout most of her work. However, these symbols and inside meanings do not overpower the visual impact. Cleverly blended within each of the illustrations, Ananphada imbues a deeper mystery that is both recognizable and understood.
From campy pinups to 1980’s pop culture style to vintage-inspired movie posters, Ananphada demonstrates a great amount of passion put into each design. Although she’s a master at rendering women beautifully, it’s their eyes which capture our attention. Seductive and mysterious, her female subjects penetrate us with their formidable gaze—pulling us through a well-disguised escape hatch toward an enticing world of sexual excitement.
As a designing woman, Ananphada has the talent to elude to multiple sensations at once: touch, smell, atmosphere and the visual. Her illustrations, though not entirely erotic, explore the seductive power women possess. But rather than overt gestures, Ananphada uses elaborate backgrounds to indulge us in a sense of fantasy and arousal. Inspired by tenderness and movement, we can let our imaginations run wild while holding a deeper appreciation for the female form.
To see more work by Ise Ananphada, visit her site here.0