Sissi also known as Miss Bezier, has been an artist since childhood, she trained traditionally in oils but it was her illustrations and digital works that caught my eye. Her work is seductive with a cheeky twist but, incredibly empowering. Sissi doesn't want us to hide our sexual prowess but, to instead embrace it and not be ashamed of it or our bodies, especially those curves! She uses her knowledge of shapes to illustrate her feelings on the subject which, she does so effortlessly with a level of simplicity I am in awe of. Her humour is slapped in your face and there have been a few times I've seen a recent post and laughed to myself, the woman has balls, especially when illustrating a squirting women, you can't help but admire her playfulness. I truly cherish artists like Sissi because she is able to do what I can not, give zero f***s, it is very easy for me to get caught up in my head, will someone find this offensive, will my friends judge me etc, etc if I didn't care, my work would be a lot more explicit!
"My style represents me like my fingerprint, it’s my identity as an artist. It summarises my influences, my aesthetic preferences, my graphic language, my creative narrative."
What led to you experimenting with shapes?
I have always been interested in shapes and geometry. My first encounter with art, at a very early age, was in an environment of industrial design and architecture. As it happened, architecture was the family business and still is. I grew up in a studio atmosphere, surrounded by drafting instruments, scales, french curve tools. I had access to all of it and that's how I started drawing.
Why do you focus on the female body?
I focus on the female body because I have one. I draw what I know, what I understand.
I love curves and the female body has plenty of them. Perfect curves are so addictive to draw. I feel a dopamine release when I free-hand a perfect curve.
When I look at your work it I like that you reawaken my knowledge of self, I remember how strong and intelligent I am, I immediately feel dominant and sexy. I think its important for art to awaken this recognition in women.
I think you are referring to the “Selfie” series. “Selfie" started as a self-portrait, but soon after, I realised it had turned into a universal representation of women. It is a female form, but in such an abstract embodiment that it’s rather all-inclusive. The bold black outlines refer to taking charge of one's own sexuality, it’s an affirmation, an assertion of how I want to be perceived unafraid of who I am. And the colour orange suggests creation, life, and again affirmation.
Would you label your work as feminist art?
It speaks, unequivocally, of women empowerment. It is an affirmation of physical and sexual autonomy.