by Ilana Kohn in New Art on Wednesday 21 May 2008

Kiersten Essenpreis composes the most beautifully surreal, intimate paintings, generally depicting twisted, metaphorical childhood themes. Her dry sense of humor is sublime. She recently began a series of illustrations for Paper magazine’s monthly end page, featuring her signature surreal themes but with the characters clothed in the latest designer fashions. It’s a fantastic example of fashion illustration fusing with contemporary illustration trends. I’ll be looking forward to seeing these illustrations every month.
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