Since the very start, I knew I wanted to talk about the vulnerability and the hidden elements in life. I used the movie ”Little Shop of horrors” directed by Roger Corman as a strong reference throughout the site-specific project. The chaotic beauty of the shop (“Kiaz Afro Cosmetics”) amused me and it became the perfect scenario for my piece “Little Wig Shop”.
Plastic masks made of pictures of magazines, newspapers, famous celebrities and myself; a 3D collage, a hybrid sculpture that explores the representation, the use of images and the concept of beauty. For me the sculptures are a mirror of society, a metaphor that laughs at the images we consume. While digesting those ideals we modify ourselves becoming unrecognisable.