PORTRAIT OF A WARDROBE It’s high time to draw a portrait of a wardrobe, not of a person.... Read More
PORTRAIT OF A WARDROBE
It’s high time to draw a portrait of
a wardrobe, not of a person.
“The meaning of [freedom], as
currently understood, includes the idea that you can do anything and
have anything, consume everything, transform yourself into anyone
Jean Baudrillard, “Fragments”
Once in submission to fashion
corporations, adverts, and glossy magazines, clothes became a kind of
an identification code that rapidly ingrained in the society. Finding
its way into the wardrobe, things get individualized, become the
indicators of the personal and social attitudes of the owner.
But what happens when a piece of
clothing sits on the shelf? Do inanimate objects have the right to
personal existence? Maybe.
Reducing the form of garments to a
sign, clean and devoid of details and color, Anastasia allows the
viewer not only relate to the image and try on a particular
lifestyle, but she also sets a certain social roles and models such
as “Single”, “Summer Wardrobe”, “In Anticipation”,
“All-terrain”, “Daily”, “Smart”, etc., thus reflecting
the major trends of life in the megalopolis.
A choice of technique and manner of
painting refers the viewer to a culture of the mid-twentieth century,
the time of formation of today’s fashion perception and the
attitudes towards appearance as they became a game and no longer a
privilege of the elite, and firmly settled in the mass consciousness
as an opportunity to become a part of a certain community or circle.