What are you hiding?
Why are you hiding it?
What would it mean if I were to find it?
How would things change with this new knowledge?
There's something sexy about a good secret. Whenever there is an opportunity to dig deeper, to peel at layers, I feel a special arousal. It could be a warped musical number. A confusing volume of text. A dense piece of art. Is it the chance to discover? Am I in search of something I haven't found yet? Or just a fan of weird shit? 'Yes' to all three...and a resounding 'yes' to all the questions in between.
For this reason, I've always been drawn to the occult. Ciphered symbols...Encrypted information...Hidden messages turn me on. I've always felt that at the root of the rituals, literature and languages lied a truth worth decoding.
Behind The Surrealism
Beneath The Veil
A confirmation of knowledge I never knew I've always known.
Antonella Arismendi's Gnosis drives this desire home for me. The model, Yamil Castiglione, draped in code is exposed yet made a mystery. Looking at this set reminds me of the esoterica of the flesh. What secrets lie within your erogenous zones? What fears keep your socks on? What would happen if I continued after you've said 'stop'? Arismendi revives the truth that our skin is perhaps the greatest cover-up of all time; who dares to discover the secret therein?