Chessington, SURREY - United Kingdom


Mixing fine art and fashion photography, Miss Aniela creates a fine balance of contemporary creativity. Her work centres on a fusion of traditional imagery and digitally enhanced motifs, interweaving in a surreal composition.

In Surreal Fashion, Miss Aniela pictures contemporary models with a reference to Renaissance and Dutch masters, shooting in stately home settings across Europe and US. Larger-than-life characters preside over a dreamlike tableaux of chandeliers, taxidermy and four-poster beds; motifs for another, utopic world of the past that we long to inhabit.

Miss Aniela has been exhibited by the Saatchi Gallery, Waldermarsudde Museum Stockholm and Photo Vogue at Corso Como in Milan; and in numerous media including BBC, Plastik Magazine, Yahoo, The Metro and NY Arts.

Artist statement

Fashion meets fine art, and beauty meets absurdity in Miss Aniela's 'Surreal Fashion'. Dreamy characters bask in opulent worlds from the sublime to the bizarre. Zoo animals peer from French chateaus, a yellow tulle dress explodes into the canaries of Jean Baptiste Greuze, and painted ships of an English stately home dance upon the waves of a model's cascading skirts.

Many of the images notably feature elements from classical paintings including Adriaen van Utrecht, Melchior d'Hondecoeter and Otto Marseus van Schrieck; creatively and strategically combining modern with old, and birthing a new creation from paintstroke to pixel.

Miss Aniela has been working on the collection for over 6 years, shooting extensively on location worldwide. The result is a visual feast crossing centuries of art history.

Surreal Fashion is in preparation to be published as an art book with limited collectors' edition.

Local shows

Surreal Fashion at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum Stockholm, Sweden, 17th September 2016 - 22nd January 2017

'Surreal Fashion' solo show at Photo Synthesis Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria. Featuring Nikon D810 'Real Surreal' ad campaign.

Castle Fine Art's Summer Exhibition London, Aug-Sep 2014

Continental Shift, Emerging Artists, Saatchi Gallery, Apr 2014

Vogue Italia's '101 Glimpses of Photo Vogue', Milan, May 2012
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