Parvis de l’église Saint-Roch
Her self-portraits, presented in public spaces, represent symbolic figures from the history of photography with extraordinary accuracy and meticulous recreation. Wearing dons hyper-realistic silicone masks featuring the single disconcerting detail of holes cut out for her eyes, short-circuiting the illusion and revealing its constructed nature.
© Gillian Wearing, Me as Madame and Monsieur Duchamp, 2018.
© Gillian Wearing, Me as Mona Lisa, 2020.
© Gillian Wearing, Me as Cahun Holding a Mask of My Face, 2012.
© Gillian Wearing, Me as Julia Margaret Cameron and two muses, 2019.
© Gillian Wearing, Me as Meret Oppenheim, 2019.