This mannequin has found a lease on life. Instead of being used to show off fashion down at the mall, this mannequin has been dressed in army clothes and is being used to draw attention to an informal traders stall selling pot plants on the side of the road in Pretoria.
Artist: MARTIN OSNER
Medium: Archival print on fine art paper
Print Size: 100cm x 77cm / 39" x 30" (Including border)
ABOUT THE ABANDONED COLLECTION
The purpose of this body of work is to highlight today's modern "throw-away" society and the excessive desire to have. Consumerism has reached an all-time high in the world. Homes are filled with the best modern electronic equipment, beautiful cars are parked in the garages, and caravans and motorboats are lined up to guarantee an exciting weekend away. These items have a relatively short shelf life, soon they will be traded in for a new model and their journey towards insignificance commences ... Read More >>
ABOUT THE ARTIST
On a winter’s day in 1984 “photography” and I met quite by accident, an encounter that redirected my life and changed it forever. Over the past twenty-eight years, while walking a path of self-discovery, my methodology has taken numerous detours. A journey that has refined a relaxed subconscious attitude, with a desire to express simplicity and honesty through my work. For me, a photograph holds an undeniable sense of realism, a new correlation that is easy to associate with. I see I understand; I experience, I connect. In my photography, I allow day to day life to provide inspiration ...
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