24th - 26th of September 2015
In between the solo exhibition of Gary Gagliano and the one of Wensen Qi (from 8th of October), YenakART Villa is proud to feature a pop-up photographic exhibition, named "BANGKOK BEAUTIES", by Singapore/London based photographer Lepa Georgievska, from 24th to 26th of September 2015.
The gallery will be open to public Friday 25th of September and Saturday 26th of Sep from 11am to 7pm, with the artist in presence.
“Bangkok Beauties” is a series of staged glamourous portraits of the Bangkok’s most acclaimed, interesting and charming performers and entertainers.
“Bangkok Beauties” is about the pleasure of acting, fantasy and role-playing. It is both about authenticity and artifice.
Beauty is an ideal - difficult, complicated and incomprehensible. Beauty is not necessarily something one is born with - it's something created within the self. And for most women, there is a mystical privilege to employ some artifice toward this achievement. (T. Capote)
In Bangkok Beauties are revealed more than 25 very diverse beauties, who flash a light on this perpetual question on allure.
Lepa Georgievska is a portrait and fashion photographer who in the past five years has been living and working in London, Milan and Singapore.
She graduated at Milan’s Italian Institute of Photography in 2009.
Her work has been exhibited in Singapore, Stuttgart, Budapest and Skopje
- The woman is absolutely right, and even performs a kind of duty, if she applies herself to appearing magical and supernatural; it is her duty to charm and cause wonder. Being an idol, she should gild herself to being worshipped. She must thus borrow from all the arts the means to raise herself above nature in order the better to subjugate the heart and strike the spirit. It matters very little that the ruse and the artifice are known to all, if their success is sure and their effect always irresistible ... The use of powder, which has been so foolishly anathematized by the candid philosophers, has only this object and result: to remove from the complexion all the blemishes outrageously cast over it by nature, and to create and abstract unity in the textures and color of the skin, a unity which, like that produced by the chisel, immediately approaches the human being to the statue, that is to say, to a divine and superior being. -
- Charles Baudelaire “In Praise of Paint and Powder.”