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" Dismorfobina "is a series of photographs made ​​by the Spanish artist Natalia Pereira based in Barcelona. A series of portraits whose face was disfigured by a rubber band wrapped tightly around the subject's head reflects " the distortion of our identity when we are desperately trying to fit into a perfect mold that is not ours. An endless quest and need to be what we are not. "

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Not sure who the artist is but I really admire the use of tape to put up art, it subverts the power frame and such like, brings the art back down, negating a sense pretention that can sometimes accompany an art work. Also The use of 'barbie' pink to hide aspects is similar to what i have been doing recently. Although would it be more powerful with just one image, does things hide whilst in a grid form?

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Mira Schendel Graphic Object 1967 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros © The estate of Mira Schendel

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Bruce McLean, Pose Work for Plinths 3, 1971, performance at the Situation Gallery - resistance against the commodification of art.

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Nature's Embrace On a magical twilight night, high above the golden moonlit landscape, two trees embrace in a demonstration of perfect love. Their roots entwined, and birds singing joyfully in their branches, they give us all a lesson on how we should treat our precious earth. If only we could all embrace each other in such perfect harmony..!! Art by Josephine Wall

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from Zimbio

Gormley was heavily influenced by his two years spent studying Buddhist meditation in India: "Using the body as an arena is at the heart of my work: looking at the body not as an image, not as an icon to be used for its symbolic or narrative purposes, but the body as an open place of inquiry and exploration that is constantly changing, that has no defined characteristics and we just have to watch, to attend to".

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