Ironically and rather interestingly, the trained fashion illustrator paints her subjects almost au naturelle, save for their running mascara. “I keep saying to myself, this is fashion illustration, but none of them wear any clothes! And if they do, then it’s just a bottom and they’re topless or wearing a lace camisole. Something, but it’s still see-through,” she acknowledges with a bright smile, once brought to her attention. Intentionally or not, Bennett uses the paradigms of fashion illustration as a tool to express a mood or feeling, and the way she sees the world in which fashion is a big influence. Bennett’s next project will see her attempting to convey the expat psyche and experience in Hong Kong. An artist to keep an eye on, this talented young woman is part of a new generation of young, up-and-coming, locally based artists that are reviving the scene, and slowly but surely releasing the SAR from the shackles of being culturally moribund.
Published on Apr 17, 2013