This stunningly beautiful, structural collection, entitled The Unreal Reality, was designed by Laura Mulder as her graduation project at the Art Academy of Utrecht in 2011. Modeled by Thiska van den Heuvel and Lara Aimee, photographed by Cor and Leonie Baauw of Local Androids, with hair styling by Jenny Kroese.
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Aubrey Learner‘s incredibly realistic, detailed drawings are intriguing studies in precision and subtly disturbing grotesqueness. Reminiscent of naturalist illustrations, her imagery combines inorganic elements such as scissors, ribbons, corset lacing, and female undergarments, with insects, leeches, butterflies, snails, and worms. These cryptic, symbolic compositions have the abstruse mystery of installations, and evoke a jarring sense of repulsion and juxtaposition.
Ariana Page Russell has dermatographia, “a condition in which one’s immune system releases excessive amounts of histamine, causing capillaries to dilate and welts to appear (lasting about thirty minutes) when the hypersensitive skin’s surface is lightly scratched. This allows me to painlessly draw on my skin with just enough time to photograph the results. Even though I can direct this ephemeral response by drawing on it, the reaction is involuntary, much like the uncontrollable nature of a blush.”