This work explores makeup as a non-conventional mark making material through various application methods onto white card.
I wanted to play with the notion of how this medium is traditionally used within society: to cover up blemishes and “perfect” facial features.
What human’s use makeup for creates art within itself.
In response to this idea I created multiple faces/facial features using makeup products – sometimes not necessarily in their natural form.
Occasionally lipstick was cut and smudged with a knife for more texture and depth.
By applying these products onto the page various grotesque, awkward and irregular images were created that complimented each other a whole.
This isn’t naturally what occurs when makeup is used the conventional way – being smeared onto someone’s face.
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Artwork: Cheianna Wilson