Artist Noé Sendas
puts a surreal twist
on this season's
black and white
classics


WALLPAPER ONLINE FEB 2015 (PHOTO Jan Lehner)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what truth does the manipulated, concealed portrait of a woman really divulge? In both photography and real life, the masking of identity creates both panic and intrigue. As art critic Arthur Danto said of Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills: ‘The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.’ The role of art is to provoke rather than to reveal – to add meaning to an object that could otherwise be meaningless.

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