Iiu Susiraja‘s self-portraits create mixed feeling. She places a broomstick beneath her tits, looks straight to the camera and puts together a wonderful concoction of confusion and realism. She ties a pair of heels to her thighs with duct tape and shots. It’s distress and it’s raw image; self-portraits fuelled by dark humour, as seen in “Self-Service”, where Iiu holds her belly on a tray. Morbid applause. Her goal is us to feel what she feels everyday.
Everyday drama and awkward situations; Iiu’s pictures talk about feminity and how we treat our body from a very non-sexual way. She hypnotically takes the piss out of it, stating that “in your own work, self-humiliation is allowed, but never humiliating others”. A dogma with an amazing outcome of this Finnish artist that is finishing her Fine Arts MA and plans an exhibition for May 2015 that we can’t wait to see.
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