Ginou Choueiri – Potato Portraits
“I chose the potato to portray human faces because of the many striking parallels. Not only is their skin porous like ours, but their skin texture and color is very similar, and like us, they come in different sizes, shapes and forms. Potatoes grow, live, and then decay, mirroring the ephemeral existence and fragility of our own human nature.”
This is a site of art project and maybe the beginning of a new cult. It has its origins in Poland, where a young artist has chosen lucha libre as the topic of her graduation work at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. The idea was to juxtapose the world of Mexican wrestlers with the grey and sad reality of Polish streets. As it happens, the project got out of control. Luchadores figures, which were originally made as part of the diplomma work, started to show up in different, faraway countries.
This is Pravdoliub Ivanov’s Monument To The Unknown Washerwoman (2005).
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