Inspired by the advertising aesthetic with western female stereotypes (Barbie in particular), French artist Alain Delorme takes an ironic and worrying look at the identification by young girls in his series Little Dolls; a caustic criticism of making little girls objects of consumption useful to the laws of the market.
© Alain Delorme
See also: Alain Delorme’s totems
Created from thousands of photos taken during French artist Alain Delorme‘s two artistic residencies in Shanghai, the title of his project, Totems, is ambiguous. Yes, these towering stacks of objects teeter totem-like and perilously, but Delorme is also asking us to consider them as emblems of a society. Using Photoshop to exaggerate the colours and the huge loads porters carry through the city, Delorme presents a sort of augmented reality of Shanghai’s paradoxes, with the stacks signifying the city’s skyward expansion.
Via Corinne Jones The Guardian