The work of Australia based artist Emma Uber is nearly Klimt-esque. Her series of pastel portraits involves beautifully detailed - and mainly feminine - faces that blend into backgrounds filled with thick, vibrant strokes, drips and smears of paint, and bursts of colorful shapes and flowers. Her use of a strong color palette and aggressive strokes, set against the soft features and expressionless faces, sparks an intense curiosity about each of her subjects. (cf. interview on My Modern Metropolis) You can visit her Facebook or follow her Tumblr for more work.
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