Oil on linen canvas.
Adwoa Aboah, top-model
WHY HER ? : « BECAUSE ADWOA ABOAH REPRESENTS FOR ME THE POWER OF RESILIENCE, AND IS A TRUE EXAMPLE FOR PEOPLE IN SUFFERING. »
Adwoa Aboah, a 28-year-old supermodel born in England, is of Ghanaian origin. With her shaved head, freckles, and melancholy look, she has been on the cover of the biggest fashion magazines - including the British edition of the Vogue with Meghan Markle as editor-in-chief -, and posed for Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Kenzo. But his pride lies in the creation of his digital platform Gurls Talk, which aims to help young girls suffering from addiction, depreciated body image or depression. A condition that Adwoa Aboah has experienced.
By Andrea Tyrimos
Andrea Tyrimos, born in 1986, lives and works in London. Her subject is vulnerability, particularly that of people with psychiatric problems. She creates intimate and striking portraits of her models, which she interviews at the same time as she paints them. She expresses the loneliness of these isolated, misunderstood, different beings, with a soft and delicate painting that manages to reach the depths of the being. For Andrea Tyrimos, the stigmas of mental illness can be seen on the face. It is this flaw that she manages to capture and reproduce.
CAUSE : CLUBHOUSE FRANCE, an association that helps people suffering from bipolarity, schizophrenia or severe depression.