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Marilyn Minter

I am inspired by ...

the visual strength and controversy of Marilyn Minter's work;
the way she demystifies glamour and high fashion;
the way she glorifies body imperfections;
her blurred, cropped images;

Marilyn Minter is an American photographer and painter living and working in New York. She uses her fashion photography pictures to depict in hyper realistic way all the imperfections associated with the human body creating an amazing visual contrast and challenging contemporary perceptions of beauty and feminality. She paints on aluminum boards using enamel paint that she ultimately smudges with her fingers to create the blurry feeling of her lens.

Experimenting with the idea of painting with the body she created the video Green Pink Caviar where models she photographed for a MAC campaign are pushing bakery products with their tongues on a glass table. The video was used by Madonna on her recent tour.

Marilyn Minter's work will be on display at the Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati until May.

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