The idea behind inflated latex gloves art installation “Puffy Lips” was to connect subjects you can find in almost all artworks of mine: feminine world, their consumerism, artificial beauty. This time I have used inflated latex gloves as a reference to plastic surgery. Main idea: Inflated gloves = inflated lips. Installation duration 1 day = beauty is temporar.
Worldwide widespread of plastic surgery doesn’t surprise one anymore. That’s no longer a luxury product. It’s no longer available only for the rich. Now it’s for everybody. But still, this ‘Elixir of youth’ is being associated with wealthiness, success and happiness. Plastic surgery inflates and stretches lots of things: with lifted facial skin a person looks like with mask, unnatural bust size attracts, duck lips are becoming common sense of these days.
By creating art installation “Puffy Lips”, I wanted to connect subjects you can find in almost all artworks of mine: feminine world, their consumerism, artificial beauty with the over-trend of inflating our own bodies. My interpretation of this was to use inflated latex gloves to create lips art object.