mæt (full) by Per Johansen

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TYPOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

art

SOCIOLOGICAL CATEGORIES:

COMMUNITY

EVOCATIVE CATEGORIES:

wow!

AUTHOR:

Per Johansen

YEAR:

2014

PHOTOGRAPHS:

images © Per Johansen

SOURCE: 

ignant

NOTE:

"MÆT" consists of reproductions of meat, vegetables, pasta and other foods which are claustrophobically placed in various synthetic plastic containers. Foreground and background colours are in beige, pink and light blue hues, which refer to a cheerful aspect. The light is reminiscent of the Dutch still life painters, where soft light and shadows were crucial to the mood of the subject. At first glance, the viewer is drawn by something seemingly aesthetic in perfect harmony, like sausage, chicken and fish, but if you take a closer look, the motifs are marked by something decadent, disgusting and incarcerated. Something is in decay, and it disturbs the harmonious balance. A kind of optical illusion "trompe l'oeil" is seemingly at play, and it flirts with the conventions of what you think you see at first glance.

from: Charlotte Kim Boed