Constantinos Papadoukas

Obscure Anamorphosis

Duck Face Bambi

Ring / Pendant

Bronze, Powder coated

Obscure Anamorphosis

Mimesis

Pendant

Bronze, Powder coated, Silver 925, Wire Î’rush, Wood

Obscure Anamorphosis

Wishful Mermaid

Brooch

Bronze, Wood, Plastic

Obscure Anamorphosis

Apple of Discord: Aphrodite, Hera, Athena

Brooch Triptych

Wood, Silver 925, Bronze, Powder Paint

Obscure Anamorphosis

Procrustean Symmetry

Brooch

Wood, Silver 925, Plastic


Obscure Anamorphosis


Although physical beauty is viewed as superficial and subjective, stereotypes of what is considered pretty are shaped at an early age. Children come across the notion of beauty through their favorite toys – figures and dolls. Traditionally, these include slender female bodies with exaggerated characteristics as well as muscular male characters with idealistic proportions. These stereotypes are heightened in our ego-centered age of social media that focuses on promoting external characteristics, objectifying individual identity.

Obscure Anamorphosis uses recycled toys, wood, and precious metals, as metaphors to comment on stereotypes and beauty as well as the extreme appreciation of external physic. Fragmented body parts are reassembled into compositions that celebrate the notion of beauty amidst the golden ratio and vanity.


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