MOST Magazine Fashion MAY-JUNE'15 ISSUE NO.9 - Page 83

B oyarde Messenger is an acclaimed international Pop Artist, having exhibited in Cork Street, and the Saatchi gallery London, known for painting on women’s bodies, in particular their bottoms, selling the limited edition photographic prints. In using kitsch as an artistic tool she is an artistic tool she is able to maintain the balance between power and vulnerability and build a story through humor and fivolity. The female body has always fascinated Boyarde and stigmas attached to female empowerment, In particular Scopophilia: the pleasure of gazing at the female form. With her unusual canvases, Boyarde uses the Pop Idiom to re-contextualise familiar sub-conscious Scopophiliic images from popular culture unravelling the history of genderstereotype, creating a new narrative, be it on the female body or a fabulous bag. Her latest canvas is customising designer handbags onto which she paints an original Boyarde Messenger work of art. The transition into fashion accessories as her next canvas began when Charlotte Olympia asked Boyarde to customize 100 pairs of shoes for Neiman Marcus as part of Art Basel week (2012). Naturally the bags followed and she now has a flourishing niche in Boyarde Art customisation. Charlotte Olympia x Boyarde Messenger www.MOST mag.com || F A S H I O N M A G A Z I N E || 83