Augusta - The Horrible Series" is dedicated to the model Augusta Alexander from Vienna, who was many times refused as too skinny and muscular but today is one of the most successful models and influencers worldwide, working for brands like Gauthier, Versace and walking regularly on fashion shows.
I work a lot with his pictures, though he does not know, he is kind of a muse. And as he got initially refused as a model many successful art works like books, songs, pictures, first get refused before finding somebody who appreciates them, who sees more.
I included the arguments these pictures got refused with to make it a topic: for some they were not art, but vogue, flippant or decorative. For me not. They touch me, I could sit hours in front of them and think about society. And I am fine with different opinions and discussion, this is what makes life exciting.
So what is art? What is fashion? What is inartistic? What provocation?
The series consist of nine works.
Photos, Paper, Spraypaint, Paint, Acrylic Paint