ITS TRUEST FORM
The irony of social media is that while we are never more connected,
we are never more isolated.
We create packaged images of ourselves
that we present to our friends and strangers,
but the reality remains hidden.
Nakisa Fouladi and I combined to create portraits of her
that reflect the tension between the curated image and the raw truth.
She painted over the perfect images
in ways that allowed conflicting emotions to surface,
and her to be somehow more alive.
Acrylic and Photograph on Canvas, by Nakisa Fouladi (model/artist) & Katia Pershin (photographer)
ALL ART FOR SALE. PLEASE ENQUIRE VIA PHOTO@KATIAPERSHIN.COM FOR DETAILS.
“Falsehood”, 30×40, $950
“Not Reality”, 48×30, $1350
“It’s Not About Them”, 30×48, $1350
“It’s About You”, 30×48, $1350
“Lost Myself”, 48×30, $1350
“Pink Toothbrush”, 40×30, $950
“Limitation”, 30×48, $1350
“Forgiveness is the Ultimate Masterpiece”, 34×46, $1250
“Where I Need To Be”, 30×48, $1350 (sold)
“Its Truest Form: Raw Honey”, 48×32, $1450 (sold)
We are proud to say the art pieces above are entirely Canadian made. The Archival Pigment Inkjet Prints were printed in the capital of Canada, on Ultra Premium Lustre Paper. The ¾” canvases were primed with top-quality gesso, and mounted on a wood stretcher frame.
About the Artists
Katia Pershin is a Boudoir & Nude Art, and Fashion photographer working in her own studio in Ottawa, Canada and Internationally. She has covered runway shows, shot for designers and campaigns, and has been published in numerous fashion magazines including Papercut Magazine, Vigore Magazine, Element Magazine and Press The Fashion. With a background in music and mental health counselling, this self-taught photographer fuses fine art and penetrating emotion into her work. Her fashion images have been described as powerful, bold, provocative, often portraying female strength and taking delight in strangeness.
Nakisa Fouladi is a model whose career has spanned internationally. She has worked in front of the camera for a range of clients including NRML, West 49, ALDO, Monique Lhuillier, The Row, Max Mara and many more. She has been seen in local magazines online and in print such as Faces, Papercut, Elegant, and several local newspapers. She has been featured Internationally in Hey Monday (Hong Kong), Look Magazine (UK) and Vogue (America). Her image has appeared in several campaigns throughout Canada and worldwide. Behind the camera, Nakisa is a self-taught artist whose work aims to strip back the layers of artifice to reveal her authentic self in her most vulnerable form.
The Making Of