8.00"W x 10.00"H x 1.0"D

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Kayla Ek


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: female, pink, blues, anatomy, body, decor, surrealism, contemporary, toxic, brand, model, girl, popart, teeth, mouth, woman, portrait

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 8"W x 10"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2018

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This piece has a bit of a backstory.
I read an article online about a model whose currently making a sufficient amount of money, due to her unique smile.
In the article that referenced what made her so unique was her "weird", "peculiar" or "alternative" smile. (large lips, Gapped teeth)

It made me sad, that they didn't use any words like "beautiful" or "lovely" nor did they talk about her entire body...

This model is beautiful, entirely. Not just her smile.

the media has "over branded" one part of her.
It's a shame they won't "over brand" her brains, or her character.


Kayla Ek is an American artist, graphic designer and curator based in Connecticut - New York & Florida. Her paintings, illustrations and sculptures often depict emotive surreal portraits that symbolize her deep love for music illuminations, psychology, philosophy and saturated colors. Currently, at the age of 21 Kayla's day to day life is of a young entrepreneur - Full time graphic designer by day, artist, curator & model by night. Kayla's Latest project's involve Directing the 2016 Annual New Milford Art Walk and being honored with the title of being a "RAW" featured Artist and was featured in RAW'S "MOTIF" Showcase in Brooklyn NY. Kayla Continues to strive for success as she is currently attending Western Connecticut State University for a degree in fine arts, and has won many awards due to her excellence in the Arts - such as the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools Outstanding Arts Award, The 2014 Walter Kopsick Memorial Award, & the 2014 Energy PRZ Award .

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