Must See:Skin Deep
Who: Jonathan Yeo
When: 10 March – 17 June 2018
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.
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.
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...