Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Shinako Sato

Muy pocas imagenes en la red del trabajo de esta artista, pero de este parrafo me dieron muchas ganas de conocer su obra:

Photographer Shinako Sato reportedly worked for five years as a makeup artist for a mortician, daubing the dead with lipstick. Perhaps that explains her fascination with elaborately staged and dressed dioramas of stiff figures (thankfully, dolls not real dead people). Sato works with Barbie dolls and plastic figures, posed and lit with cinematic intensity, then photographed and printed onto plexi-glass, and finally painted with little accents or illuminated with a witty caption. The resulting images could be surreal film stills from some weird parallel world where Barbie and Ken star in their own action, erotic and exploitation movies. In a previous show, one dead Barbie doll was inscribed “I’m gonna die… in your dirty mind.” Otaku art as only the Japanese can do.

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