Artist Transforms Models into Living Sculptures Using Paint Plastic and Paper

French-Canadian self-taught artist Marie-Lou Desmeules creates incredible real life sculptures using multiple layers of acrylic paint, clothes, plastic, paper and hair. The process which she describes as "surgery", is a mix of performance, painting, sculpture and photography. Marie-Lou works directly on her models, transforming them into grotesque representations of celebrities, artists and world leaders. Via her website, "Her work questions the notion of beauty, the growing plastic surgery industry, genders & identity. Marie-Lou invites the viewers to rethink the role of visuality in today’s image obsessed society."

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