Makeup suspension # I
Ink, pen, spray on paper. 40X60 cm. 2007.

Makeup # I                                                                    Ink, pen, spray on paper. 40X60 cm. 2007.

Make-up # 4

30x40 cm. Ink, pen, spray on paper, 2007.

Make-up # 5

30 X 40 cm. Ink, pen, spray on paper 2007.

Makeup # combat                                                                                                                                         Ink, pen, spray on paper. 40X60 cm. 2007.

Makeup combat # 1                                                                                                                                      Ink, pen, spray on paper. 40X60 cm. 2007.

Makeup # Artilleiry                                                                                                                                       Ink, pen, spray on paper. 40X60 cm. 2007.

Makeup combat # 2                                                                                                                                      Ink, pen, spray on paper. 40X60 cm. 2007.

Smashed Mascara                                                                                                                                        Ink, pen, spray on paper. 42X110 cm. 2007.

Does Utopia exist? And where is my make up?

Encountering gender, male and female entities, social roles and stylization in the city-shape, I’ll investigate how a simple shape is able to recall memories. How humans naturally connect outlines and form to thoughts and emotions. How we identify, mirror and define, introspect upon our self-image, through anything visible or tangible

In beginning of 2008 I started to make a series of paintings with cosmetic “utopias” as the main subject. What fascinates me about cosmetics is that it is applied to the face to improve or to change our appearance. My idea was to create compositions using cosmetics as a metaphorical language. I wanted to reflect on how we try to embody an ideal and how we establish our identity, mirror our self in each other and our surrounding.

In the same period I also started to read cosmetics tutorials and looking at imagery of cosmetics in various compositions including advertising. In some of the images the cosmetics were displayed in chaotic piles, in other imagery there were highly organized arrangements that reminded me of miniature cityscapes or a formation you might find in weapon artillery.

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