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Mulheren, Nora

For more information about this artist, please email us at info@kiptonart.com or call 212-486-2608.

Awards
Artist in Residence, New York Workspace (Local)
Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 15 (National)
Small Works 2010, Juried Competition, Gustein Gallery, Savannah, GA (National)
BAL National 2009, 47th Annual Juried Competition, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX (National)
KiptonART Rising 2012, Finalist (Local)
Pop Up, Juried Competition, ShopSCAD, Atlanta, GA (Local)
Visions 5th Annual Contemporary Group Exhibition, Juried Competition, Newport Congregational Church, Newport, RI (Local)

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Prada SS10
Water Color, Drawing, Other




To crush: to squeeze or force by pressure so as to alter or destroy structure, to hug or embrace, to suppress or overwhelm as if by pressure or weight, the quantity of material crushed, an intense and usually passing infatuation. Fashion plays a role in society; it allows us to present a specific image to others. However, appearances may be deceptive. The impossible image of perfection that is portrayed in fashion advertisements has led me to crush them, just as they distort the self-perception of those who view them. These advertisements reveal much about the fashion industry, society, and ultimately ourselves. They show what we value, the importance of how we are perceived, and the disposable character of the objects that satisfy these desires. I literally alter these advertisements into new shapes and create imperfections in “perfect” images that I use as references for my paintings. I am able to use the merchandise being presented in these ads while only paying the cover price for the magazine. Within my critique of these source images, I have found an appreciation for the high level of craftsmanship and brilliant use of formal elements. Design is the interface between industry, production, and consumer life. Consequently, reproduction and representation is a subject of my work. While depicting crumpled paper on fragile material (paper), the acrylic and gouache paint itself is as artificial as the image portrayed in the advertisements. The flatness and opaque qualities allow for a superficial façade where it is nearly impossible to look beyond the surface of my paintings. Although, today’s fashion is discarded tomorrow, ideally artwork won’t be discarded and the price of a painting may outweigh the product value. The ads tell us that luxury items are deemed as necessities and many manufacturers reintroduce the old with a packaging face-lift. When I crumple these advertisements, one does not need to know the details of the original advertisement to be able to identify which ad is being manipulated. In painting the ads from the sub-sequential issues, the same designer’s products and any changes in the ad campaign are reflected in my work.

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Be Strong Wear Leather


60 x 40 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Downhill Derby


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Hayden Wearing Gucci


73 x 60 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Kate Spade


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Derby Debbies


22 x 30 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Lanvin FW09


60 x 40 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Moschino Cheap & Chic


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Louis Vuitton Uncrumpled


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Marc by Marc Jacobs FW09


40 x 60 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Marc by Marc Jacobs II


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Miu Miu SS11


73 x 60 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Marc by Marc Jacobs I


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Missoni


14 x 15 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Tom Ford SS10


60 x 40 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Lula Magazine Cover, Issue Six


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Viva la Juicy


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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FCUK SS09


73 x 60 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Lacoste


14 x 15 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Van Cleef & Arpels Uncrumpled


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Louis Vuitton Crumpled


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Kate Spade Bow


40 x 60 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Prada SS10


73 x 60 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Flat Kate Spade Ad on Crumpled Paper


30 x 44 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Dolce & Gabbana FW09


40 x 60 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra


30 x 22 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other



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Orla Kiely FW09


74 x 60 in.


Water Color, Drawing, Other


   
       

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