Qinza Visual Artist

Perfume is a luxury item, an expectation of feminine loveliness, a scent memory that wraps you in a blanket of fuzzy nostalgia. I remember how my mother’s Chanel No. 5 lingered in the air with vivid precision, as young girl aspiring to one day possess her chic ensembles and perfectly polished exterior. In the series “Bottled Up,” distorted bodies conform to the insides of perfume bottles in an expression of the oppressive beauty norms and expectations women face, and exploring the violence done to womens’ bodies by misogyny and objectification. However, these images also represent hope, as some figures struggle to stretch beyond their confines, “letting the genie out of the bottle,” so to speak.

  •  I am Un (covered) - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

    I am Un (covered) - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

  •  I am Melissa McCarthy - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

    I am Melissa McCarthy - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

  •  I am Lady Gaga - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

    I am Lady Gaga - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

  •  I am Catlyn - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

    I am Catlyn - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

  •  I am Kim Kardashian - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

    I am Kim Kardashian - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2016

  •  I am Ivanka - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2017

    I am Ivanka - Oil on Canvas 60x60 inch 2017