In a small gallery on the second floor of Source, stylized black-and-white portraits of women contrast sharply with red backdrops. Some have seductive gazes, others defiantly look away. Some have clothes. Some don’t. It all comes off like the trophy wall of a world-class Casanova.
According to artist Emilie Record, this is the point — women are often trophies. “They want freedom, but they also want affection,” she says. “Sometimes, they end up being won like prizes.”
Emilie is no stranger to art (she started at 8 years old), but she is relatively new to the art world. She started out an architect in Vancouver, but sought a more creative outlet for her talents. After quitting her job, and moving out here to Shanghai, Emilie has rediscovered painting — more specifically, the bold pop-art paint style she displays here.
You can take a look for yourself in “Hang Me Up,” which runs until March 31 at lifestyle store/gallery Source.
Where:“Hang Me Up,” at Source, No. 158 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu 新乐路158号，近东湖路