Unnerving Exaggerated Faces of Hyungkoo Lee’s The Objectuals

by Danny OldaPosted on

Pictured is Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee‘s series of photographs and wearable sculptures known as The Objectuals.  The series, dominated by a helmet-like object, merges the worlds of sociology and biology into a strange and unnerving mix.  Lee’s ‘helmet’ contains spaces for interchangeable lenses which can alternately emphasize or minimize various facial features.  The lenses can produce disturbingly exaggerated facial expressions, faces that are cartoonishly demure or aggressive.  Lee’s series underscores the body’s important role in social life and everyday flows of power.