August 15, 2017


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How This Artist Doodles All Over Her Face for Body Positivity
Artist, Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv based artist weisstub is a master if it comes to doodle on various body parts. Even though her portfolio seems quite diverse, her most recognizable pieces of art are those where she adds various illustrations on top of photos of her own tongue, lips or face being used as a backdrop – as a voice for body positivity.
Whether it is an embryo on her ear, a dinosaur on top of her eye or a naked gentlemen inside her mouth – the shapes of her body parts form the base for her drawings.
Incorporating herself into her artworks seems a natural choice: From her own body one can transfer it to a universal concept – a place to reflect the body of everyone. Also sexuality is aimed to be visualised in a healthy and relaxed way, rather than in a manner that minorizes the female gender. By the concept of doodling erotic charged images on her face, it becomes even playful.
It is certainly a trailblazing way to visualise gender and body topics, which is well needed among loads of poorly sexualised content surrounding us in a digital world.

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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…

One can communicate directly with his/hers audience. Social media gives an opportunity to speak to ones followers, whether about oneself, ones opinions, thoughts etc… The fact that someone interested in buying a piece can reach out to the artist directly and then in no time the purchase can be made- that’s amazing too!

Number of unanswered mails in your account…
2.

My perfect working outfit…
T shirt and boxer shorts.

My favourite new brand discovery…

La Perla.

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My everyday online art read is…
Instagram/ Google search.

My necessary extravagance is…

Weekly supply of flowers for my apartment.

Most ridiculous thing I’ve ever bought…
A pair of rubber tongues from Ebay.

My ultimate secret after long working hours…
Chocolate.

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Favourite collaboration of the art- and fashion world
David Lynch x Christian Louboutin.

My favourite hashtag…
#orca.

On my office table I always have…

I work on the floor and I always have paper and some sort of writing/painting instrument.

The most arty city is…
Firenze , Italy.

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Who are the best dressed in the art world…
Bjork.

Describe yourself with three emojis…
👀🙌🔮

Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Would have loved to have had the chance to lunch Akira Kurosawa.

Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Tchelet Weisstub, My older sister. She is a interdisciplinary theatrical installation artist based in Amsterdam.
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Photos by Sophia Maayan Weisstub
Instagram: Weisstub