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#Foodporn and Sprinkled Dreamscapes
Fempire 17 Jan 2017

#Foodporn and Sprinkled Dreamscapes
Cross-Media Artist, Los Angeles

Elise Mesner is an L.A. based painter, taste maker, cross-media artist, and fine art photographer expanding and dipping into all arty media. Everything pastel, food and drops of neon rule her work and instagram feed. She has made herself a name and got fame for creating idyllic dreamscapes, for camera settings but also on the canvas itself.
Whether it is a color busting shoot in front of Ugo Rondinone’s rocks or toasted bangles dangling on a girls arm, an astute eye for color and creative elements is her signature.
Her clients range from Happy Socks to Urban Decay and we are glad to had a little in between shootings chat with the fab artist.
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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
All the good stuff is connected together like a sugar web and I love it. Good people find good people and it’s all magnetized.
Number of unanswered mails in your account…
Haha, oh gosh. Which account or social media? I’m on top of emails. However, my instagram can get pretty stacked up with message requests.
My perfect working outfit…
As of late, it’s my long blue jean dress with giant pockets, fanny pack and extra wide brim floppy hat, entire getup smelling completely of Sun Bum.
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My favourite new brand discovery…
My friend Disco recently turned me on to this local Los Angeles brand, sixty-nine.us . Sweet oversized denim to get lost in.
My everyday online art read is…
I don’t spend too much time reading online. I prefer a physical hard copy of art/lit. Something I can lay in the hammock and hold on to. Old sleepy art book stores to walk around in. Poetry books to flip thru. It’s easier to multitask with print because the likelihood of distraction is very high with online reading and I do find myself out-of-the-loop on things haha but I can’t help but to stay in this bubble.
My necessary extravagance is…
Gourmet aliments.
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Most ridiculous thing I ever bought…
A 1984 El Camino with a brutally cool cherry bomb glasspack exhaust which I drove as my main vehicle for 2 years in Detroit. Super ridiculously groovy car.
My ultimate secret after long working hours…
Standing under the hot spray of fresh eucalyptus tied to the shower head with a rose water drink in my hand and coffee scrub on my face. Invigorating. Donuts are great too.
My favourite hashtag…
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Favourite collaboration of the art and fashion world…
Anything Juergen Teller puts on fabric is gold. Yoko Honda has always been a super favorite. Also, David Lynch + Christian Louboutin, Bjork + McQueen! Any mid-century/60’s art vamped into fashion is a way into my heart.
On my office table I always have…
Among all the photography gear, there’s a blooming Guzmania, big jar of coconut oil, Pane’s Cedar incense, stack of Silverlake Library books, folded laundry to put away, lists of things to do/see.
The most arty city is…
I think all cities have their own gem-pie of arts. I’m rather fond of Los Angeles, Istanbul, the greatness throughout Spain.
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Who are the best dressed in the art world…
Her red bob, and all her dotty patterns — first person that comes to mind is Yayoi Kusama and then I start thinking about my lovely fellow artist friends who all have the best threads like Jarina De Marco and Larissa Blintz of Miracle Eye. Anders Rhedin of Dinner wears it all well too.
Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
I’d adore to hang and do up lunch with Mr. Ren Hang.
Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Big fan of Blaise Cepis @itsalrightwerealright, Pat O’Rourke @chilligansisland, Lark Foord @larkfoord, Sinziana Velicescu @casualtimetravel, ohhh and SO many others, jillions I could mention. Loving the minimal analogue architecture/street photography revelation.

Photos from Interviewee

Personal Webpage: http://elisemesner.com/

Instagram: @Lellopepper

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