Must See:Skin Deep

 

Who: Jonathan Yeo

 

What: Skin Deep at The Bowes Museum

 

When: 10 March – 17 June 2018

 

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Upon entry at Jonathan Yeo’s solo show ‘Skin Deep’ at The Bowes Museum, you are immediately confronted by the reality of cosmetic surgery - not just the typical before and after, but also the unseen side of surgery – what happens during.

 

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Coming face-to-face with a series of pre-op women lay still on the first wall Yeo depicts pre-op lines on the skin - analogous with the sketches of an artist which come before the final piece – he explores the lengths that people are prepared to go to, to achieve aesthetic perfection.

 

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Drawn from life during surgeries and archival photographs over a ten-year study undertaken by the artist, the works are both exquisite and thought-provoking, we highly recommend a visit...

 

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