JOHN DE ANDREA, painted polyvinyl, 1984
‘Nothing reveals more about a person than his naked body’, the artist claims. He confronts the observer with the hyper-realistic experience of his own body. Three-dimensional casts of reality achieve the highest level of intimacy, unmatched by any other medium. Girl with the Red Drape is made of painted polyvinyl and captures reality to unprecedented perfection. The verisimilitude of De Andrea’s work erases the boundaries between art and life. These extraordinarily refined copies of reality are made with such attention to detail as to provoke a shiver.
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