A nightmarish deMickeyfication by Korean artist Kim Byungkwan who sez of his ouevre:
What I would like to express through my work is very simple. I am trying to bring out strangeness from familiarity.
After attending a drag show for the first time, I was struck by the richness of this glamour oriented culture. I took a minute to actually look at the faux queens and deconstruct their main components. The recipe for an iconic queen:
1- Flamboyant name
2- Fierce persona
3- Defining outfits
4- Personalized hairdo
5- A trademark feature
6- One hell of a PR team
I then realized that it takes that same exact effort to make a leader.
Above: Vladdy Pushin’ and Barricka O’Bisha, Kimmy Jungle, Hitleria Hysteria, Madame O’Sane, Georgia Buchette, Queen Abby and Ossie B’.
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