“FAKE i REAL ME” is a photographic series of portraits created in Singapore and Seoul by a French photographer Corinne Mariaud. The exhibition explores the quest for idealized beauty and the importance that young women in those cities give to their physical appearance.
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“FAKE i REAL ME” is a photographic series of portraits shot/created in Singapore and Seoul by a French artist and photographer Corinne Mariaud. The exhibition explores the quest for idealized beauty and the importance that young women in those cities give to their physical appearance.
Young women, captured in Corinne Mariaud’s “FAKE i REAL ME” portrait series, symbolize a generation consumed by the desire to possess a "perfect" body. In her hyperrealistic works, Corine Mariaud unmasks the perpetual tendency towards retouching, correcting and reconstructing their appearances, that turns their bodies into a sculpture or artwork, an unresponsive image that she transfers and prints in her photographs.
The artist illustrates how through the use of make-up and plastic surgery her protagonists allegedly trying to enhance their appearance, and yet deceitfully fall into a trap of turning their bodies into victims of a never-ending quest for perfection.
Corinne Mariaud has managed to create a series of portraits that not only express the character of the photographed models but also communicate her own vision. “FAKE i REAL ME” exhibition embodies the loss of the "I" , entangled in the knot of illusion and reality, absurdity and common sense, nature and superficiality, as well as conformity and resistance.