The work of Vanessa Wenwieser subverts the male gaze – in her multilayered digital art pieces, women are seen as complex and intuitively powerful. The use of the female figure and allusive storytelling elements help the artist to explore the gap between appearance and being.
Wenwieser’s aim is to pull the viewer inside her pictures in order for them to inhabit otherworldly depictions. She notes: “These artworks show what particular transformative emotions and feelings could look like. Be it love, metamorphosis, imagination, healing, regaining lost strength and the afterlife.”