Get delighted with the memerizing universe of Oleg Dou, a talented and world-famous photographer specializing in surrealist portraiture. His works draw attention to the remarkable technique he uses to emulate ‘porcelain’ skins.
I like having a tradition and seeing how it can work with modern material, how it can translate into new ideas. I want to concoct a situation that happens, for example, in European films: there doesn’t seem to be a specific message, but the situation plays with our head and makes us ask ourselves questions like ‘what is this’ and ‘what is this for? I find it extremely important to do what I do ‘beautifully’; not for beauty itself, per se, but more so as a tool that makes my ideas both interesting and workable. I am looking for something bordering between the beautiful and the repulsive, living and dead. I want to attain the feeling of presence one can get when walking by a plastic manikin…Oleg Dou