The beautiful ugliness of the human body


Nowadays the western beauty standard often labels beauty imperfection as something negative. But why? Isn’t it the imperfection that makes us unique in our

most exceptional form? I want to show a broader perception of beauty. I want to

glorify imperfection as an adornment of the human body. Instead of the increasing uncertainty concerning beauty standards often shown by the media, I want to show

beauty in its purest and most honest form, I want to let people think of what they see instead of judging. I combine the beauty with the sublime by merging symmetric features, repetition of forms and Baroque elements that originate from the 18th century concept of the sublime. I visualize imperfections. I show the beauty of various types of imperfections in a series of colossal necklaces. In these necklaces I combine different materials that represent the body and its features. From the extreme to the daily-based ones, like aging and weight problems, I translate these imperfections into prints, glazes and other material studies. In this way I’m trying to battle against the western beauty standard.

 

Nowadays the western beauty standard often labels beauty imperfection as something negative. But why? Isn’t it the imperfection that makes us unique in our

most exceptional form? I want to show a broader perception of beauty. I want to

glorify imperfection as an adornment of the human body. Instead of the increasing uncertainty concerning beauty standards often shown by the media, I want to show

beauty in its purest and most honest form, I want to let people think of what they see instead of judging. I combine the beauty with the sublime by merging symmetric features, repetition of forms and Baroque elements that originate from the 18th century concept of the sublime. I visualize imperfections. I show the beauty of various types of imperfections in a series of colossal necklaces. In these necklaces I combine different materials that represent the body and its features. From the extreme to the daily-based ones, like aging and weight problems, I translate these imperfections into prints, glazes and other material studies. In this way I’m trying to battle against the western beauty standard.