Oregon’s Opie Snow continually redefines the context of femininity in her explorations of the feminine form in her gorgeously textured multi-media paintings. Having departed from a previous obsession with florals, she now delves into the evolution of feminine mythology, and the essence of power, demonization, sexuality, as well as the stark juxtaposition between oppression and liberation.
Her works convey a deep sense of beauty and otherworldliness in an often dark and brooding atmospheric quality, and each figure’s movements convey the simultaneous expression of tension and release. Combining the paradigms of her youth in the deep forests of Oregon, with the harshness of the street art style of the New York urban landscape in which she now lives, she lends a powerful visceral emotion to her figures – they carry themselves like queens, empowered by their tortured existence, and defiant in the face of the banal.
Currently she is working on a collaboration with Micah Blacklight in Brooklyn, New York that combines fine art, haute couture fashion and multi-media, entitled BlackSnow.
To learn more about Opie Snow, visit her website.