Aneta Grzeszykowska
Negative Make-Up

2016, pigment ink on cotton paper, [2x] 100 x 70 cm, ed. 3 + 1 AP

In the series "Negative Make-Up" Grzeszykowska uses colorful makeup in a playful manner. In one of the photographs her lips are stained with lipstick while on the other it’s her whole face except her lips that’s colorful. The photographs that formally reflect official portraits used for documents are on the one hand a type of conventional and schematized photography and on the other they are a subversion of the portrayal of women in popular culture. By putting lipstick all over her face, Grzeszykowska, instead of making herself beautiful emphathizes her natural wrinkles.