Sugar Monsters

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From spooky characters in literature and cinema, extravagant pop icons, fashion victims and deviant consumers, there are plenty of monsters around. The role of the artist is to observe and comment, to put everything into a coherent framework. To surprise us, entertain us, challenge us, cure us.

James Ostrer‘s photographic series Wotsit all About depicts monstrous creatures made out of sugar, sweets and foodstuffs, assembled in a way that recalls primitive art. Referring to contemporary addictions and our culture’s dietary concerns, the artist mocks his own weaknesses and guilty pleasures.

I wanted to redefine the human species in modern tribes based on what they eat.”

Ostrer studied at the Royal College of Art, before becoming a set designer at the English National Ballet. The artist lives and works in London. His work talks about the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society, functioning in the same time as “self-help therapy”.

The photographs from Wotsit all About series have been exposed at Gazelli Art House, London.

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WOTSIT ALL ABOUT – James Ostrer

 

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