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Surreal B&W Self-Portraits Reveal Artist’s Battle With Anxiety

Noell Oszvald, a 25-year-old artist in Budapest, creates stunning minimalist self-portraits that she uses to express her anxieties.

“It was my experience with anxiety that led to to make art the way I do today,” Oszvald told lines. magazine. “What I try to achieve is portraying a sense of calmness despite inner turmoil.”

Oszvald is careful not to label herself as a photographer; “I use photography as a base for the images I create, I’m not a photographer.” Many of her images are composites that are carefully cut together to find the perfect balance between light and darkness.

More info: FacebookCargo Collective | Flickr (h/t: petapixel, lines)

“I needed to find a way of connecting with people through creating while at the same time staying in the shadows”

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“It was my experience with anxiety that led me to make art the way I do today”

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“What I try to achieve is portraying a sense of calmness despite inner turmoil”

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