Sunday, 22 August 2010

Painted Lady

Artist Kimiko Yoshida  has been transforming herself into various representations of herself and others in several series of self portraits (painting herself and then photographing it) since she began her career. She has turned herself into famous painters, brides from all over the world, blown glass letters and symbols and much much more. In fact she has created over 330 different self-portraits in the last decade.  While much of her work engages the viewer, it is her cosmetic application and consideration of colour line and tonality that reveals an incredible skill and a clear knowledge of the impact of cosmetic artifice.

Writing (Marrakech Henna).  Self Portrait. 2009

Writing (Tuareg Henna).  Self Portrait, 2009

Writing (Meknes Arabesque).  Self Portrait,  2009

Writing (Essaouiri Henna).  Self Portrait, 2009

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