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By Laura Werling

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Photo: Laura Werling

Illustrator and fashion designer Rebecca Moses has put on a fabulous exhibition of her artworks at Traffic Art Space in New York City’s Upper East Side. The artist’s whimsical work is an expression of style and fashionable exploration. The women she draws are “over the top creatures who live life large,” said Rebecca. She draws inspiration from the work and life of Diana Vreeland, whose Harper’s Bazaar column “Why Don’t You..?” is the attitude behind each of the enchanted girls Rebecca depicts. Her drawings and paintings have a free spirited, fantastical aura, and each one is different and unique. Rebecca’s “club of unique creatures” are a reflection of her own complexities and vivid imagination.

Photo: Laura Werling

“They are champions of their individuality, letting their passions speak for them. Style is an expression of who they are inside. Stylish people are so courageous,” the artist explained.
Her work if created with mixed media, from paint on canvas to marker on paper. Each piece draws the viewer in, to imagine the life and fashionable possibilities of the character Rebecca has created. Some are large paintings that take up an entire wall, and some are series of small drawings placed together to form a group of diverse and colorful characters.

Photo: Laura Werling

Rebecca Moses currently lives in between New York City and the Piedmont region of Italy with her two sons. She is not only an illustrator and artist, but also a fashion designer and has worked for various brands over the years. She now collaborates with fashion companies as a creative visionary and illustrator, and her drawings can be seen regularly on the Vogue Italia website.

Rebecca Moses: Curiosities of the Fashionable Kind is on display open to the public at Traffic Art Space, 136 East 74th Street, NY, NY. The exhibition will run until October 27.

Photo: Laura Werling

Originally published October 2012

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