While Human Ken Dolls Walk The Earth, This Artist Is Performing Plastic Surgery With Paint
There's not much an artist can do to make Donald Trump look any creepier than he already does, but one Québécoise portraitist has pulled it off
Getting plastered with the art world’s most unconventional plastic surgeon
In their exploration of identity and the image, Marie-Lou’s Crossmetic Surgery- a project that began in 2008—rely wholly on the dynamism and energy of other people. Using an individual’s uniqueness as a launching point, Marie-Lou Desmeules applies paint and packaging to sculpt alternate identities upon them, often in the likeness of celebrities, iconic figures and modern archetypes. Her work functions as a playful and speculative dialogue between the model, the recreated subject, and herself. Without an individual willing to share their time and energy, she would not be able to explore her creative goals, which are aimed at exploring the power of the image and how we too-often idolize people for what they are not.