Ingrid Berthon-Moine is a French artist currently living and working in London. Her work examines themes of gender, technology and personal biography. Her work investigates sexuality and the human body as vehicles for questioning new forms of sexual representation.
V, is a set of photographs of men’s (hairy) chests, all with v-neck or open shirts, which through their framing are suggestive of the female pubis. She reframes the male cleavage, carefully showing the thickness, colour and coverage of chest hair jutting out from beneath the shirt subverting and playing with male objectification. Creating a subtle and uneasy humour with the nuances and variations in skin type, coverage of chest hair, shirt pattern and colour, Berthon-Moine unifies both masculinity and femininity. This merging of opposing signifiers collapses preconceptions and amounts to a funny and brutal attack on prejudice.
See the rest of the series here.
Posted by Aoife Giles