2 Sep 2014 – 7 Sep 2014

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Vyner Street Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • buses: 55,26,48
  • Bethnal Green/ central line
  • Cambridge Heath

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Arcane Sin' latest show, Pretty


In Arcane Sin' latest show he continues his exploration of our modern society, this time focusing on the question, what does it mean for a women to be pretty in today's world? The show seeks to challenges the modern standards of beauty that have been imposed on women and specifically the role make-up plays in it. Make-up was at one time considered a luxury commodity available only to the wealthy. Today, however, women have more products available to them than ever before, but increasingly less choice in how to wear it. From billboards, commercials and consumer magazines, to all aspects of mainstream entertainment (films, music, even video games), we are all bombarded daily with rigid stereotypes of how women should look, without ever stopping to question where such narrow ideas come from and why we should conform to them. As both an artist and a performer who wears make-up and uses it in his art Arcane Sin asks you in this show to explore yourself, to use his artworks as a mirror and ask what does it mean for you personally to be pretty? Does it mean fitting in to a social order? Does it mean looking a certain way to please others — your friends, your family, perhaps even your partners? PRETTY will have 14 mixed media artworks incorporating in the artworks such mediums as eye shadow make-up, concealer and lip gloss from brands such as Kryolan and illamasqua. So if you ever wondered how pretty you are, this show will give you the answer.


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