CORNUCOPIA OF PASTEL IMAGES
A simple scroll through Morgane Naisse‘s instagram account, monapurplepony, leaves the viewer wondering where the artist’s reality ends and fantasy begins. Her curated feed is a pastel goth dream, dripping with cotton candy colors juxtaposed against gothic illustrated sirens. And yet, the star of Morgane’s work is not the heavy-lipped women she draws or the curious creatures that likely inhabit her sketchbook pages, but the artist herself. With her aqua hair and knack for otherworldly makeup looks, Morgane could very well be the daughter of Kat Von D and My Little Pony. She is as much a member of the world she has created as the subjects she draws, which makes her artwork all-the-more haunting. Her feed is a cornucopia of pastel images from her daily life interspersed with occasional artwork, blurring the line between the artist’s imagination and the artist’s truth. In Morgane’s world, imagination is the truth.