Her work is teeming with motifs, recurring imagery and personal iconography (we mean, those eyebrows are pretty iconic), suiting herself as one of this generation’s surrealist darlings. Now, a group of artists have created FridaMoji to celebrate the life and work of Frida Kahlo and allow her to infiltrate the social media generation in the best way possible.
The minds behind the emoji dub Frida as the perfect face for the project for her dedication to self-portraiture, playfulness with dimension and ability to transcend emotion – be it bliss or heartache – across her art.
Unmistakingly Kahlo, the emoji take and tweak the original ‘woman’ emoji, add a uni-brow, sea of monkeys and hibiscus flower crowns to create a series that was published across the Instagram account for Cantor Fine Art. Of the 400 designed by creator and Los Angeles based-gallerist Sam Cantor, 160 made the cut and are now available on the FridaMoji app.
“Frida was just perfect for the project,” Cantor, a now self-dubbed mega fan of Kahlo, told Artsy. “She conveyed her emotions so honestly and openly in her work. What better artist to translate into emoji, which we use to express emotion today?”
FridaMoji available through Apple’s App Store now.