2018, CYPRUS COLLEGE OF ART, LEMPA, CYPRUS
SCULPTURES, DIMENSIONS VARIABLE
CONCRETE, CHILDREN'S JEANS, NAIL EXTENSIONS, NAVEL PIERCINGS
Faceless as mannequins and inspired by body postures in advertisements of children's jeans, the Hard Candy series takes up a humorous approach to the often questionable body ideals presented by the fashion industry. The sculptures are imagined as a gang of fossilized, abstracted yet familiar, cute yet brutalized creatures, transmitting a hardness, uncanniness, brutality, and bittersweetness of the pornification of children's bodies.