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Michelle Avery Konczyk’s Watercolor Paintings Return in ‘Les Fleurs’

Michelle Avery Konczyk's riveting watercolor paintings offer surreal, intimate portraits. With the artist's custom framing for each work, each work functions as a gateway to the artist's explorations. The artist’s new show, "Les Fleurs" at Arch Enemy Arts, offers her most recent work and runs through June 28. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com.

Michelle Avery Konczyk’s riveting watercolor paintings offer surreal, intimate portraits. With the artist’s custom framing for each work, each work functions as a gateway to the artist’s explorations. The artist’s new show, “Les Fleurs” at Arch Enemy Arts, offers her most recent work and runs through June 28. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com.

“Les Fleurs is the second solo show from Philadelphia watercolorist Michelle Avery,” a statement says. “Throughout the collection highly rendered figures blur out into faded lines, representing the force or pull of collected memories as a lingering and permanent part of the subject, almost resembling a barcode – it’s not a coincidence, as life goes on these memories and experiences become the very fabric of who we are, who we were, and everything you’re meant to be.”

See more work from the show below.

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