In his artistic work, the Dutch photographer Edland Man, who worked for magazines like Vogue and Vanity, uses digital techniques to emphasize the fluidity of bodies. In his art series 'Metals' (2002) and 'Liquids' (2011) and the new series 'You-Wells' (2016), he offers a kind of subcutaneous look into mechanisms and flexibility inside bodies.
In the series 'Metals' and 'Liquids' the undressing of the body is a complex mechanism, a substantial liquid dimension of the body in everyday life where clothes just are a temporary form and status, with which the personality and the resulting (self) image freezes.
On the other hand, in the new series 'You-Wells', the bodies are fused with labels of luxurious contemporary gadgets and popular upscale fashion brands. By playing with the visual language of advertising campaigns by luxury labels and exaggerate them, the question arises whether the triptych which the artist has put down with these three series leads to a surrender or takes critical turn against fashion.
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