Freya Prowe

Berkeley, CA, US

An American artist that spent much of her childhood in Germany, Freya Prowe's work reflects the European fairy tales that informed her early imaginary world.  Her "Black Water" series and later work decodes lyrical and dark symbolism inherent in the tradition and draws on elements of nature.  The images are both fragile and horrific, seductive and deformed, and playful and violent.  By utilizing the contrast of the flow of ink and paint with strong etched lines and repeated patterns, the work addresses the conflict and tension inherent in the beauty and repulsion of the human condition.