Talented illustrator Hong Chun Zhang plays with paradoxical idea in the Hairy Objects series. The basis of the artistic experiment is that people often admire the beauty of hair –– when it's attached to one's head –– yet they are repulsed by it the moment it detaches and relocates.
The artist's skilled hand renders the gorgeous, smooth, silky and shiny strands that are coveted by so many men and women, yet these tresses are depicted escaping from bathroom faucets, hamburgers, toilet rolls, toothpaste tubes and elsewhere. It gives the viewer an unsettling impression that stirs mixed feelings about the beauty of these drawings and their subjects. These Hairy Objects demonstrate an interesting psychological play that reminds designers and marketers to be conscious and clever in the way that they communicate visually, as not to confuse or miss their marks.
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