Hannah Stouffer is like the Baudelairian flaneur* of the French boulevards in her own private world. With an authentic passion for the imagery that informs her reality, Stouffer cites both Monster Truck rallies and Parisian wallpaper among the visual panorama that inspires her to actualize what goes on in her mind’s eye. Reared in the wild kingdoms of North America by her wildlife filmmaking father, Marty Stouffer, followed by her migration to the concrete empire of California; Stouffer knows what it is to deftly navigate opposing worlds. One day she might enjoy dollar beers at the horse races and the next she might spend some time sitting on a piece of Baroque furniture navigating through picture books of vintage pin-ups- but the third day will always be spent in her studio hybridizing the dualities of her experiences into pictures and illustrations that portray the world as it is to her and her lovely feminine gaze.
*Baudelairian is referring to Charles Baudelaire the French Romantic philosopher and flaneur a term he coined to describe stylish men who wrote drew and observed modern French life at the end of the 19th century when Paris and France were becoming the cultural centers of the world.
Labels: Art and Design
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