Hair Object: Surreal and Unsettling Drawings of Hair
In this most time, long hair is connected with beauty. However, it can also be a horrifying sign of horror movie. Obviously, Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang is really good at creating horrible atmosphere with hair.
In her recent works “Hair Object“, Hong creates graphite drawings that replace everyday materials like water, paper, ice cream, seaweed and bread with swirls of hair. According to Hong “The idea of these graphite drawings and ink paintings is about humor, beauty and repulsion. To me, long hair not only looks beautiful, but sometimes it can be very unattractive in particular settings such as hair in the hamburger, egg, wineglass, cigarette, toothpaste and sink. I combine hair and daily used objects to evoke different feelings and emotions through a surrealistic approach.”
Honestly, I don’t know how to desribe my feeling after viewing this collection. But I am pretty sure I will never want to see that even happens in real life. I will be so terrified if I see hair run out of the faucet.