The Appealing of the Unattractive
What makes the unappealing, appealing?
Why do we feel drawn and attracted towards certain images,
which display scenes that we find rather repelling?
The Appealing Unattractive is an image, form and colour research
in which I evaluate and define what elements we find attractive
and which drive us off, where the boundary is between the two,
how they interact with one another and where they find their balance.
For this project I went through the whole process of book publishing, sponsored by CANON and Lecturis Publishers
In the ‘Language Of The Image’- book, my research is documented,
with my complementary essay ‘The Appealing Of The Unattractive’ enclosed.
The essay goes deep into the human mind, how it reacts to fear, pain, gore
and negative aesthetics, such as freakshows and BDSM.
For more information about the essay, don't hesitate to contact me.
In collaboration with CANON.
Design Academy Eindhoven – Atelier ; Language Of The Image – 2015