aurelian junner: slash, burn, melt

French-born Barcelona-based artist and designer Aurelian Junner is a little cranky at magazine.

We’ve all been there, right? When I was younger I used to draw glasses, beards and give the models a couple of rotting black teeth. These days I’m annoyed with magazines because they take up so much room in our flat, making Mr Mr snort and hurumph and let out an assortment of other non-verbal horse-type noises. He has a point – one pile is as high as the ceiling.

Junner, however, is more serious about his message. According to Trendland (where I found these pics), his work is a ‘photographic reflection on the function of fashion magazine as a medium of dissemination of “mass cultureimages and its relation to reality. He refers to his method as “juxtaposition intervention”, questioning the status of the fictional world and idealization created for the magazine, and its relationship to the real world where the image is built.’

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Well, OK then. I see what he’s getting at. And, even though I like magazines, I really admire Junner’s irreverence here. Hallowed tomes, fashion mags are not.
What do you think?

More info and pics here.

More magazine covers (untarnished) here and here and here.

Images via Trendland

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