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MELTING NEON BY EMMA STERN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Brooklyn-based Emma Stern‘s work is a condensation of fantastical figures, nude humanoids, and a unique brand of web-enabled surrealism. Stern has a focused and distinct style and approach to making her work, which involves creating renderings in digital sculpting programs like Cinema 4D and translating her creations into painted renditions.

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Although her work functions well as a cohesive whole, it also makes us question what inspires her to paint such disparate figures like melting flamingos, a close-up detail of someone with braces, nose pipelines, and nude women donning devil horns and elongated tails. The answer is simple: the internet.

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