Inez Carmen (1998), currently living and working in the Netherlands, is a graduate from the Textile & Fashion department at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.
Inez Carmen creates wearable sculptures which always find their inspiration in the
human body itself. She celebrates the female body in this. Inez bridges absurdity and fashion, in which bold colour combinations and dessins play an important role.
The collection of Inez started by asking herself whether humanity is growing into the idea of seeing ourselves as an object. This object can possibly be designed according to our wishes, and if so, we could change our appearance to meet those wishes.
Through the years, humankind has developed the possibility to design and sculpt the human body, for instance, with plastic surgery or in becoming a cyborg.
The subject of plastic surgery is quite taboo, however we can feel the pressure to meet 'social beauty standards’ in order to matter in our society.
Inez Carmen is intrigued by the different ways people try to meet ‘social beauty
standards’, what is the definition of these, and what role plays the female body in this?
Inez questions these beauty standards in her work, this is done by blowing up,
tightening or adding body parts. She looks for the metamorphosis of the female human body.
Having the resources and time to be concerned about your appearance is a privilege. Inez is intrigued by this, and explores this matter in her pieces, they make the viewer think about the modification and fragility of the human body
'She Knows'14 Feb - 27 Apr 2024'She Knows’ is the upcoming group exhibition dedicated to celebrating the strength and diversity of women in the contemporary art world. Through a carefully curated selection of cutting-edge artworks in various mediums, each piece carries a resounding message about women’s empowerment. This exhibition is an invitation to immerse yourself in...