The Antwerp-Based Photographer Balances Lust and Disgust
In 1936, Méret Oppenheim captivated the art world with her fur-lined tea set. Pairing the eroticism of neat gazelle hair and the domesticity of the spoon, saucer, and cup, the piece highlighted a surrealist incongruity in the balance of desire and disgust.
Now, nearly eight decades later, photographer Karmen Ayvazyan has picked up Oppenheim’s furry torch. In the Antwerp-based artist’s Hair series, disembodied locks flow and tangle with everyday objects. The photos inspire an empathetic, visceral reaction: each scene is tactile and identifiable, but surreal in the hair’s detachment from any sort of body.
Images © Karmen Ayvazyan
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