Between These Lips

The Olsen twins modeling vanilla pin-up in Timothy White’s book.

Korean-Italian American artist, Christa Joo Hyun D’Angelo, constructs porn-like images via collage. I find them much more intriguing, complex and layered with meaning than the typical pin-up, though I view the pin-up as the foundation on which D’angelo’s body of work may have built upon. However, her explanation indicates otherwise:

People often assume that my work is about sex since the content is explicit but that is about as far from the truth as it can be. I suppose that has much to do with the fact that people assme things are what they look like and most people attempt to rationalize what they see what they are familiar to. The women in my collages are just characters that I have found in generic coffee table books or in the media, and I stage them to be an extention of what we find in the media itself.”




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