Austrian artist Gabi Trinkaus unravels our obsession with perfection and superficiality to expose the depths of societal misconceptions. Her oversized works appear as photographic flawlessness from a distance yet, on closer examination one is confronted with intriguing layers that reveal cracks in this illusion. Trinkaus’ medium of choice, snippets culled from glossy lifestyle magazines collaged over idyllic Toile de Jouy, underscore her concept. Exploring society’s preoccupation with mass media’s “sales pitch” of the perfect life available if only one would buy a certain product, the Artist realized no material would provide a more transparent explanation to her intended criticism than the actual magazine paper itself.
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