Katrīna Neiburga’s (1978) works, from her recent exhibition Hair, look at the various roles hair plays in our lives and society as translators of our feelings and desires. Virgin hair, locks of love, ropes of hair, a newborn’s hair, hair from the dead, hair markets, bald domes, hair that has fallen out, hair pain, bad hair days, hair in food, wigs, hair fetishes, lifeless hair, permed hair. Hair worn up, braided, slicked back, combed. Split ends, sweepings, messy hair. Dry, coloured, greasy, shiny, blonde and black hair. Hair translates our feelings and desires, and has been assigned great power. How much of life do we spend worrying about our hair? How much of our image does it shape?
Artist is presented by ISSP Gallery.