‘I photograph bodies most of the time but I like to see something abstract or organic in something which is shaped and somehow unmodifiable by nature. The body which doesn’t looks like a body is what attracts me the most. Artists like Hans Bellmer, Max Ernst, Bacon, Giacommeti are really inspiring for me.’
Nhu Xuan Hua
About the artist:
Nhu Xuan Hua is a Parisian photographer based in London. Her work embodies a visual language that is cross-disciplinary in its approach, reflecting her artistic practices that extend beyond photography into mixed-media and sculpture.
Her editorial clients include Vogue Italia, Dansk, Time magazine, The Greatest Magazine, D REpublica, Collectible Dry, Morning Weekly China, Instyle UK, Vanity Fair Italy, Exhibition, and Marie Claire France. Her commercial clients include Kenzo, Dior, Maje, Minelli, Bare Necessities, and Warner Music, among others.
Width: 18.5 cm
Height: 10.5 cm
Depth: 5.5 cm
Violet Chachki Closes Moschino’s Fall 2018 Menswear Fashion Show _________________________________________
This weekend in Milan, RPDR winner Violet Chachki closed out Moschino’s FW18 menswear show, helping Jeremy Scott take fetish couture to a new extreme. Gimp masks, devil horns, leather and latex adorned the models who strutted down the catwalk.
Chachki was a perfect fit to close a show that pushed the boundaries of contemporary, high-fashion menswear. The queen walked alongside agender model Oslo Grace in a show that also featured trans model Teddy Quinlivan and Instagram thirst trap August Gonet.
“Her collages, with the help of the title, often include a teasing, visual narrative, as if they’re a still frame of a surreal movie. The viewers are invited to make up the movie’s plot in their mind”
Titel image: Stars for Breakfast
she is; Amongst a lot, …a filmmaker, illustrator, and a modern vintage collage artist.
“It’s important for me to “say” something with my artwork, so for the vast majority of my work there’s a meaning behind them. I usually do this via presenting a “narrative” scene in my collages, like there’s something bigger going on than what’s merely depicted. Sometimes the scene is witty or sarcastic, some times it’s horrific with a sense of danger or urgency, some times it’s chill. I leave it to the viewer’s imagination to fill-in the blanks of the story plot”.
– Eugenia Loli
Question: What are your influences?
“I got into collage because I loved Julien Pacaud’s illustrations, but it was Kieron “Cur3es” Cropper who became my main influence. The guy’s a genius. Bryan “Glass Planet” Olson and David Delruelle are also influences of mine. From the older artists, I’d have to say, Magritte. However, I collage on many different styles: from “pop” to dada, and from modern illustrations to traditional surrealism. I don’t believe that artists should “find their style”. That’s artistic death. If I have a style, it’s probably some “meta” aspect of it (e.g. the sarcasm that I usually employ in my collages), rather than something visual”.
Her clients include Urban Outfitters, AliceMcCall (Australian fashion house), Venyx jewelry, and others.
She has also had various online interviews & features so far:
CauxCollective, Cool Hunting, Juxtapoz, Creator’s Project, This Is Colossal, The Jealous Curator, C-Heads, VICE, The Guardian, and many many others.