Peter Stichbury Depicts Subjects with Looks of Despair

 - Feb 17, 2013
References: peterstichbury & artnau
Peter Stichbury has an interesting theme throughout his body of work. He uses astonishingly beautiful images of good-looking people and subtly twists them in a way that makes them look recognizable, but also with a hint of decaying attractiveness.

The artist uses neutral colors that forefront plain black backgrounds, which also creates flat and unexciting looks. He widens the gap between the models’ eyes, slightly shifts the facial features and makes the faces look unsymmetrical and unflattering.

The non-conventional beauty theme throughout the artist’s body of work is certainly an interesting one due to its experimental nature. It demonstrates just how much even the slightest changes can shift our perception of the way a person looks. This idea relates to peoples’ obsessions about plastic surgery and attempts to fix small features of their of their body to attain the unattainable hope for perfection.