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Berlin based artist Anne ‘Blondie’ Bengard explores the relationship between people, personalities and imagination within her work. With an open minded, free and playful approach, she aims to encourage the viewer to adopt an unrestricted attitude and eliminate prejudice. This is currently explored within her portrait work. The use of juxtapositions and undertones of dark humor and eroticism within her subject matter often lead to provocative yet sensuous images. Her inspiration comes mainly from pop culture, her travels, the people she meets and admires and childhood nostalgia. Japanese manga, classic and contemporary portraiture, pop surrealism, super realism, and above all a love for color and manipulating water based media all heavily influence her distinctive style.