Diana Matilda Crișan is a Romanian artist who lives and works in both Paris and Bucharest. Her works revolve around drawing, painting, installation, and graphic design.
We adore her recent series ‘Cu chiloții la vedere’. Just imagine panties in fab cotton, where hand embroideries feature female symbols. Diana’s works use these symbols in an intimate, vulnerable way. She explores the connection between the two and finds a way to stop the negativity, and simply by creating outstanding, provoking panties.
I have a few anecdotes that could explain my choices – the personal fact lies at the core of my practice. It’s a symbol of double standards. Firstly, it reminds me of my first partner from childhood and our exploration in the realm of the senses—secondly, it’s a micro protest. A few years ago, I went through a traumatic experience because someone saw my panties. This little event triggered a monstrous scandal. So, in an anarchical way, I show everybody my panties embroidered with females symbols (clitoris, uterus, ovaries, menstruation, pubic hair).
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