Artist: Uniq Fake
Collection: Is it worth it?
Size: 420 x 594 mm
Material: Giclée on Hahnemühle Photo Rag
About Uniq Fake
Uniq Fake’s expressive drawing is a tool in her process towards self-understanding, improvement, and enlightenment. With the aim of becoming the best version of herself, she draws to understand her deeper feelings. Аrtistic expression helps her communicate and improve on her core values: Authenticity, Freedom & Self Control.
Art has always been an important part of Uniq Fake’s life since the age of 5, but she was born towards the beginning of the Croatian War of Independence when most families encouraged technical professions. Growing up in a conservative family, Uniq Fake had resistance in admitting to being an artist. She tried every other profession, but art was the only thing she felt a real passion for.
At the beginning of her adulthood, she met a Hindu teacher who directed her to a religious commune in the Ardennes, Belgium, where her spiritual journey began. She then delved into Hinduism in India and later practiced yoga in Indonesia. It was this journey that helped her realize the significance of art as her passion, so she returned to Benelux, Netherlands, to continue her artistic development.
Art as a healing process and exploration of the feminine self
Uniq Fake’s work was never intended to be displayed. Within her art, she explores the dark feminine shadows of her persona, the consuming feelings of jealousy, anger, and not being able to communicate or express oneself.
The artist describes herself as a “self-improvement junkie” and putting ink on paper, which later evolved into putting ink on skin, was part of her healing method. The different nuances of the dark feminine self are captured in the two collections “What do you hope for?” and “Is it worth it?” They capture bold characters that express raw emotions. The imagery heavily relies on symbolism to communicate feelings.
Collection II: Is It worth it?
The collection is inspired by the dark subconscious that lays within ourselves - indulging in the utmost pathological and primal instincts. More specifically - revenge. Trying to change such traits that can feel even shameful is close to impossible, and sometimes you might even realize this is exactly the thing that restores equilibrium in the world. So why not be honest to ourselves and accept the dark mother Lilith and her teachings as a part of our identity?