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Holly Halkes

Holly Halkes (b.1993) is a British artist living and working in London, UK. Her paintings capture the spirit of carnivalesque celebration, depicting uninhibited interaction and the breaking down of barriers. Blending reality and fantasy, her work explores eccentric human behaviour shaped by contemporary living in the 21st century.

With a focus on humour, Halkes examines the relationship between self-identity and surroundings, employing lively paint application and repetition of visual symbols to evoke moments of fun and laughter. Beneath the surface, her paintings touch upon internal and external conflicts, revealing vulnerability and anxiety.

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