Joséphine Sagna

The art of Joséphine Sagna mainly deals with the female body. But instead of typical model characters she shows self-confident and strong women, who don't really comply with the ideal of beauty of modern, western societies. As sources of inspiration for her acryl paintings Sagna uses profile pictures of users of social networks like Instagram. Thus, she combines the media usage patterns of the 21st century with traditional forms of art and transfers elements of a medium from our modern times, that alternate quickly and are volatile in general, into the domain of traditional painting. In doing so, Sagna converts motifs of women often with a multicultural background into powerful and colorful chromaticity.