Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Artist: Boo Ritson

British artist Boo Ritson daubs her subjects with paint before photographing them, giving an uncanny final effect, which is visually very fun but has darker undertones about "social masks and suffocating veneers." We love the originality of the idea, the 'pop art' vibrancy, and although we're not exactly sure what it is that's so effective (and slightly haunting) about painting people then immortalising them in photographs, it definitely does something for us.

See more here and here.


  1. ahhh these sculptured people are so so strange! I can't get my head around it!? It reminds me of that film 'House of wax' when alive people are immersed in wax. Very scary but so effective.
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  2. Oh this is so fascinating and... unsettling. Thanks for sharing this artist. There's a thesis in here somewhere. It makes me wish I were back in contemporary art history class, so I could write it. It's reminding me somewhat of a photographer I studied back in school, but the name is escaping me currently. I'll have to look it up when I get home.