Wednesday, April 26, 2017

That Fork Feels Good Sliding in My Mouth

I found Anicka Yi's work extremely interesting. She's taking things that are considered gross and turning them into art. The art world is predominately visual, Yi is trying to change that with her work that has themes of scent and tactically. The piece shown above is called "That Fork Feels Good Sliding in My Mouth" and is a canvas made with scented soap. The painting is a statement on the designer consumer culture that revolves around personal hygiene, luxury, and olfactory decor. This piece also puts a statement that art can be decorative, and hygienic (spiritual, intellectual) aspiration. The paintings scent is meant to draw the viewer in but the barren canvas prevents the viewer from reaching a closer proximity.

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