LILIAN BEENTJES

Citric Flesh

This installation discovers the body as a sculpture. The vision goes beyond idealistic beauty standards or imperfections. It casts the human substance in a new way. The contrast between synthetic materials and fleshy structures, lets the objects come to life. This work aims to intrigue people’s minds. It shows how plastic, paintings and vibrant colours make an assembly that captures the essence of living matter.

The certain use of colour is crucial. Bright colours are interspersed with carnal shades. There is also a dark green element, which adds an ominous tone. The colours give a tactile energy; soft and invigorating, but at the same time consuming.