Lambda print on Kodak paper55 x 70cm
Applications of facial paint confront spectators with a work constituent of anonymity, cultural associations & iconography as well as silent protest.
In the traditions of Chinese Opera, female characters were exclusively portrayed by male performers, the masks and painted visage irrefutably linked to dramatic personae, and narrative discourse predictable and unwavering. With “Geiles Globales Gesicht” (Grand Global Masks), a seductive counterpoint is given: the performer is one female, the symbolic reference of the masks sabotaged, rendered “perverse”, and visual reference one of auto-portraiture.
Susanne Junker is a photography artist. She was born in Germany in 1973 and is currently based in Paris, France and Shanghai, China. Live and work. She is a self-taught artist who is based primarily on identity and feminism.
Self-observation began as a child, and Susan uses her own body as a canvas to interpret ideas about social issues, feminism, and feminine behavior. In the career of working as a model in the 1990s, the exposure life like “meiosis” began to break her expectations of herself. From then on, she struggled in what she once described as “all-weather perfection”. Since then, she has begun to delve into gender identification, female materialization, and the use of gender in the use of photography, video, painting, and performance in the media. In addition, between 2008 and 2013, Tank founded and hosted the artist’s own art space, Stage Waiting for Back, in Shanghai, China.