Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty VI
Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty VI

Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty

The series of photographs depicts various beauty cosmetic masks. Captured in a photographic studio immediately after their use, they get the appearance of abstract sculptures or spatters of paint on canvases, all in delicate and sweet tones of color evoking the decor of a girlie’s room. Nonetheless, this palette of friendly colors is broke by a disturbing form, causing associations with the autonomous structures, snatched from the body within sterile, medical conditions. __Zofia Krawiec

In the series “Afterbeauty“, beauty masks are floating on an are of flat color, like totems. They are the result of a superimposing of cosmetic layers, which make them think and supple. This accumulation of products becomes almost harmful of the epidermis, asphyxiating. This pressure practiced on the skin echoes the one of beauty experienced by us in private and professional lives, like a irrational quest of an unattainable beauty. Once it has been taken off, the mask creates an imprint of ourselves and underlines the ephemeral of beauty and existence itself. The fact that is disposable also makes us think of the waste engendered by the cosmetic industry in our consumption society.

__ Le chat perché, 2019 (trad. from French, Cristina Albertini)


exhibitions views where the series “Afterbeauty” has been shown (selection)

inkjet on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl, mount sonr Dibond, frame in painted oak, c // Format 40 x 28,6 cm. 3 + 2EA // Format 150 x 107,2 cm, ed. 3 + 2EA// Format 191,5 x 59,3 cm, ed. 3 + 2EA.

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