Kiki Na Art
Paula Rego Necklace, 2019
Hand painted acrylic, photograph, resin
Dimensions 90 x 80 mm
Paula Rego is a Portuguese artist known for her paintings and prints which are often based on children’s folktales. Among her most famous works are her Dog Women paintings, a playful series depicting a magical realist world where women behave as dogs. Rego’s work is heavily influenced by Surrealist artists like Joan Miró, though gradually her paintings have become more realistically rendered in their strong, clear drawing style and depictions of women in strange or unsettling situations.
Dublin born artist Ciarna Pham, who works under the name Kiki Na Art, is the creator of these unique pieces of handcrafted jewellery. The stunning one of a kind pieces are made for the individual and no two pieces are ever the same. To compliment the Desire exhibition at IMMA, Kiki Na Art has produced a collection of unique jewellery and wall pieces based on women artists in the museum collection.