Tuesday, 23 February 2010
The work of Manuel Albarran is devised through his fascination with and the utilisation of unique fashion materials such as metal, however his work touches on the realm of cosmetic appropriation because of the intimate way it forces the wearer to interact with it. Traditionally a mask is traditionally worn over or in front of the face to hide the identity of a person and by its own features, to establish another being. This essential characteristic of hiding and revealing personalities and moods is common to all masks. However Albarran's metallic suggestion of cosmetic application moves away from the historic understanding of masks and instead experiences identity through the construction of materials and partial embellishment of the face and body.
Posted by faceculture at 00:11