Thursday, 25 February 2010

Get Your Kit Off!

Nicole Tran Va Bang's work is the concept of “skin clothing,” a removable skin that allows her subjects to add, remove, or alter body parts as they wish. She uses this image again and again through photos, paintings, installations, and even video. In some of her paintings, Tran Va Bang uses pop culture icons, models and advertisements as the basis for her paintings on magazine pages. It shows these idealistic body types as all being easily altered, as easily removable as clothing. The commentary behind her artwork questions the accessiblity of cosmetic surgery and contemporary culure's dismorphic desire to appropriate the body image of others.

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