Does Utopia exist? And where is my make up?                                                                                                                   In beginning of 2008 I started to make a series of paintings with cosmetic “utopias” as the main subject. What fascinates me about cosmetics is that it is applied to the face to improve or to change our appearance. My idea was to create compositions using cosmetics as a metaphorical language. I wanted to reflect on how we try to embody an ideal and how we establish our identity, mirror our self in each other and our surrounding.

In the same period I also started to read cosmetics tutorials and looking at imagery of cosmetics in various compositions including advertising. In some of the images the cosmetics were displayed in chaotic piles, in other imagery there were highly organized arrangements that reminded me of miniature cityscapes or a formation you might find in weapon artillery.

Lip-Stick and Eye Shine in defence # 2

Ink, oil-paint on canvas, 60X80cm, 2008.

Lip-Stick and Eye Shine Gloom

Ink, oil-paint on canvas, 60X80cm, 2008.


Eye Shine by night # II

Ink, oil-paint on canvas. 60X80cm. 2008.

Eye Shine by night

Ink, oil-paint on canvas. 60X80cm. 2008.

Eye Shine by day

Ink, oil-paint on canvas. 60X80cm. 2008.

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