Originally published in Issue 13 (February 2018)
For her latest project titled 'Undesirable Forms' artist Maria Risner decided to tackle pain, grief and distress. Emotions that we have all felt at one point or another neither of which can be easy to process. Her content centres around the repulsion and discomfort women can experience within their mind and body. In our image-obsessed societies, Maria exaggerates undesirable female bodily features. Uneven skin tone, wrinkles and body hair all get centre stage, through a self-abasing point of view of a woman. Reactions can be both positive or repulsive, but there is no denying Maria is creating dialogue around sensitive themes that every modern woman has to face.