Exhibition On View
August 11, 2020 – October 31, 2020
175 Mott Street, NYC
The Untitled Space is pleased to announce a solo show of works by artist Tina Maria Elena Bak presented in collaboration with luxury New York-based ready-to-wear and lingerie brand Fleur du Mal. From August 11 – October 31, 2020 Tina Maria Elena’s works on paper will be on display at “The Peep Show,” Fleur du Mal’s gallery space located within their boutique at 175 Mott Street in Soho, Manhattan. A variety of programing in celebration of the exhibition will be announced in the coming weeks. “The Peep Show” premieres a number of new works on paper, as well as a large selection of original paintings by the artist that have never been exhibited before.
Tina Maria Elena Bak is a half French and half Danish artist who is based in Odense, Denmark. She specializes in sensual and erotic watercolors on paper from a female perspective. A self-taught artist, she started working with figurative sensual themes in 2015. She combines colors with a strong definition of space, which allows a dreamlike interpretation of her erotic compositions. A social media sensation, she has over 345,000 followers on Instagram and has exhibited her works in Europe and internationally.
Her watercolors premiered in the US at The Untitled Space gallery’s “EDEN” exhibition at SPRING/BREAK Art Show at The UN Plaza in 2019. She has since been featured in several other group shows presented by The Untitled Space including “BODY BEAUTIFUL,” “The Female Gaze on Love, Lust and Longing” at Superfine Art Fair, as well as the Art4Equality benefit group show and auction. Her paintings have additionally been featured in a number of international publications including Glamour Magazine, The Washington Post, Metal Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among many others.
The Peep Show at Fleur du Mal’s boutique is open to visitors Monday – Wednesday from 12 pm – 6 pm by appointment only, and accepting walk-ins Thursday – Sunday from 12 pm – 6 pm. Kindly be advised of Fleur du Mal’s COVID-19 in-store safety guidelines, which can be found here.
ABOUT FLEUR DU MAL
Fleur du Mal is known for its refined yet provocative collections of lingerie and ready-to-wear that interpret the notions of dressing up and undressing for the chic, contemporary woman. Founded in 2012 by Jennifer Zuccarini, the brand embodies a woman’s strength, confidence, intellect and sexuality while exploring the notion of desire and artful provocation. Zuccarini’s aesthetic for curating singular experiences surrounding intimacy began when she co-founded the luxury brand, Kiki de Montparnasse in 2005. As Creative Director she created a distinctively sensual collection of lingerie, ready-to-wear, and leather accessories. Compelled to redefine the way women approach lingerie, Zuccarini founded her first independent venture with Fleur du Mal. Inspired by the infamous collection of poems by Charles Baudelaire “Les Fleurs de Mal”, the collection encompasses sophisticated underpinnings and whimsical intimates as well as sensual separates and eveningwear.
ABOUT THE UNTITLED SPACE
The Untitled Space is an art gallery located in Tribeca, New York in a landmark building on Lispenard Street. Founded in 2015 by artist Indira Cesarine, the gallery features exhibits of emerging and established contemporary artists exploring conceptual framework and boundary pushing ideology through mediums of painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video and performance art. The gallery is committing to exploring new ideas vis-à-vis traditional and new mediums and highlights a program of women in art. Notable exhibitions include “UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN” (2017), “SHE INSPIRES” (2017),“ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE” (2018), “IRL: Investigating Reality” (2019), and “BODY BEAUTIFUL” (2019) among many others. The Untitled Space artists and exhibitions have been featured in numerous international publications, including American Vogue, Vogue Italia, New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, CNN, New York Magazine, Dazed and Confused, i-D Magazine, and The Huffington Post among many others.