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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Boo Ritson

(via AnOther)

Boo Ritson uses the human body as her canvas, painting the flesh, skin and clothes of her sitters to create various American stereotypes, from the likes of the air hostess, the cowboy and the beauty pageant queen. The imagined narratives and character clichés are entirely of her own creation; rather than being anything to do with the person beneath. These three-dimensional painted masks are incredibly short-lived, washed away when the paint dries, and so only existing as photographic documents shot by her photographer Andy Crawford. Jil Sander utilised Ritson's talent to creatively document the Autumn/Winter 2011 collection in Garage Magazine.

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