“FAKE i REAL ME” is a photographic series of portraits shot/created in Singapore and Seoul by a French artist and photographer Corinne Mariaud. The exhibition explores the quest for idealised beauty and the importance that young women in those cities give to their physical appearance.
Young women, captured in Corinne Mariaud’s “FAKE i REAL ME” portrait series, symbolize a generation consumed by the desire to possess a “perfect” body. In her hyperrealistic works, Corrine Mariaud unmasks the perpetual tendency towards retouching, correcting and reconstructing their appearances, that turns their bodies into a sculpture or artwork, an unresponsive image that she transfers and prints in her photographs.
The artist illustrates how through the use of make-up and plastic surgery her protagonists allegedly trying to enhance their appearance, and yet deceitfully fall into a trap of turning their bodies into victims of a neverending quest for perfection.
Venue: Art+ Shanghai Gallery, 163 Tanglin Road Level 3, #03-13 247933 Singapore
Hours: Viewing daily from 10am to 8pm
When: 21 Apr - 26 Jun 2017,