A catalogue of chewable child-dolls, a collection of seductive idols, a Christmas tree adorned with vacuum packed dolls , a prince charming and pious images of ethereal Madonnas. ……….it’s Christmas again!
Flesh & Plastic, Idols and Child Models denounce marketed and commercial representations which aim to transform the vision of childhood into a beautiful consumer product and evoke the formatting of babies into wise, highly touted and glamorous images. Merry Christmas and Merry Christmas forever, and ever…
Through the polysemy of verses and images, the photographer evokes this association of the world of innocence and purity, with the illusion of freshness and the sensation of softness. Yet this celluloid flesh and these plasticized figures play on analogy, surf on duality and the opposition between fascination and repulsion, between Eros and Thanatos. The artist, Julianne Rose, slips on ambiguity, the double, the clone, the stereotype and the beautiful ideal. She extracts from the ordinary the very essence of the “disquieting strangeness” that the surrealists pursued in their quest for the marvelous. It is rather to deadly impulses to which Julianne Rose alludes , a Christmas with a grating and sardonic refrain that is more reminiscent of Halloween…extract from the catalogue Christmas Forever by Isabelle de Maison Rouge