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Renée Snelson has worked with a myriad of iconic brands in the fashion industry designing some of the most coveted shoes. Taking to the streets of New York per the pseudonym XORS, Renée has become notorious for what she calls “shoe-fiti” – bright, electric, and emotive graffiti-esque shoe caricatures that speak to the darkness of the fashion industry, the competitiveness of female culture and the acquisitive nature of consumerism. Heavily influenced by the fleeting nature of fashion, Eastern methodology and meditation, Renée explores narratives that fuel contradiction in her recent works. The repetition of diamond tears strung together represent the luxury of desire and conversely the emptiness of possession. Surrounding these hidden symbols lives a world of tension exploding in layers of colors, patterns and textures. Renée’s artwork has been showcased by Patricia Fields and featured in numerous publications including WWD, Footwear News and a profile feature in Marie Claire. Her artwork has been featured in exhibitions in New York and London.

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