In Search of Beauty in an Artificial Landscape 6 September 2017 393 NYC @PH5OFFICIAL SS18 focuses on human influence and manipulation of nature.
Inspired by the work of Marc Quinn, Thomas Stimm and Dieter Huber.
– Marc Quinn makes art about what it is to be a person living in the world – whether it concerns Man’s relationship with nature and how that is mediated by human desire; or what identity and beauty mean and why people are compelled to transform theirs; or representing current, social history in his work.
–Thomas Stimm is interested in the interplay of colors and forms and plays with the proportions of man and nature.
– Dieter Huber Austrian visual artist who lives in Salzburg and Vienna. Huber is regarded internationally as a pioneer of computer-generated images and as an advocate of an art with socially relevant content.
With a backdrop of produce set against both real and artificial flowers, in a space scented with Joya silken lotus leaves and blossoms enhanced by a fresh air accord and wild mint geranium rose candles – PH5 has selected a diverse cast of body types, ages, heights and inserted a single male model to celebrate the idea of diversity.
An array of shapes and genders mixed into an artificial landscape, fighting against the relentless human desire to control nature through fashion and beauty. Instead presenting a hyper-realist garden of models, pushing the boundaries of real and manufactured.