Contemp Art: Identity Development
I'm looking for artists who specifically address issuses of identity development in their work. How does culture, heritage, family, self-esteem, sexuality…
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Willis Arnold, Emily Peters Claustrophobia The photographs are a metaphoric representation of how manufactured products shape [...] modern identity. These masks are created with materials [...] used to contain. Bags hold objects. Tape binds and restricts. Here we’ve attempted to depict the intersection of the material’s practical functions and their symbolic place in our lives. The material becomes the shape of (and obscures) our main symbol of identity, the face.
Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher. “An inventory of a bizarre skin growth, DYSTOPIA, seems to document a pathology. It seems clear that at some level this pathology is not only dermatological, but cultural, commenting, perhaps, on the gradual but waxing loss of identity and the means of communication in a technological environment that promotes anonymity and conformity”. —Adrian W.B. Randolph, FRAUEN KUNST WISSENSCHAFT #30