by Faith Damm.
Gabrielle Rosenstein is an artist currently based in the heart of downtown Chicago. She is a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago studying just about anything she can get her hands on, ranging from photography to painting to illustration. She primarily works with the human figure, and often uses distorted or exaggerated images to entice her viewers.
Regarding her use of the human figure, Gabrielle states on her website:
“As my work evolves, so do the characters I am creating. They continue to evolve into a hybrid species of intricate androgynous characters. Whether it is the slightest change of an eyebrow or the amount of limbs on the body, my characters range from futuristic to organic.”
What I love about Gabrielle’s work is that it is very uniquely Gabrielle’s. She does a lot of plain ink sketches, but I can see just an ink sketch of hers and know right away that it’s hers because of the unique style she has developed. I’ve seen quite of a few artists coming out of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago recently, but not very many quite as unique and consistent as Gabrielle.
I also particularly love her photography. Her love of an exaggerated human figure is carried out throughout her photography as well through the use of unique angles which somewhat distort the length of her subjects legs or arms, but add an elegant and somewhat editorial beauty.
Gabrielle’s work is primarily shared on her cargocollective.