The art of BK DIECI...
BK DIECI has been my artist alter ego for the better part of the last five years, long before Brookinha was created. Below is a collection of the works I have developed under the name BK DIECI alongside quotes describing my influences and why I made the works.
"Many of the works shown have been developed over numerous iterations as BK DIECI explores the concept of perfectionism in relation to the female form. Tired of the female form having been depicted at times with the typical pretty face and the "ideal" body, BK DIECI has kicked those notions to the way-side and created works that are scarred, bleeding and littered with abstract forms incorporated within disintegrating bodies.
Diagnosed over a decade ago with four autoimmune diseases including colitis, coeliac, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimotos these conditions do not only affect sufferers silently on the inside they also play mind games on our physical appearance, which in turn can lead to depression and anxiety. Coupled with countless images of the ideal woman, societal expectations and the demands we put on ourselves it can begin to implode both physically and psychologically as shown in the artworks.
BK DIECI has driven her consciousness into dream states to allow herself and the viewer to escape reality and go on a wild psychedelic adventure where Tittafants roam and mythical tales are abound. There are no demands, expectations or rules as to how you should look, act or behave as a woman. Welcome to the dark, twisted lucid fantasies of BK DIECI where you do not have to apologise or make excuses for being yourself."