Aneta Grzeszykowska
Beauty Mask

2017, pigment ink on cotton paper, 43 x 31,5 cm, 60,5 x 49 x 2 cm framed, ed. of 3 + 1 AP each

Using the cosmetic masks referred to in the title, the artist creates a gallery of denatured, grotesque images. The female face hidden under the mask is subjected to clear deformation and loses its characteristic physiognomic features. The violent nature of advanced cosmetic treatments leads here to an association with extreme sexual practices, combat sports, and criminal disguise. The feminist notes of Beauty Masks also convey a surrealistic tone characteristic for Grzeszykowska.