"I'm everywhere": Chinese artist inserts herself into iconic celebrity photosBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/im-everywhere-chinese-artist-inserts-herself-into-iconic-celebrity-photos
Artist and photographer Celine Liu inserts herself into iconic celebrity photos, traveling beyond time and space.
Celine Liu is an artist and photographer from China, graduate of the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University.
Celine is the author of a series of works called "I'm everywhere", which she started in 2002, challenging the global cultural landscape. The girl literally penetrated into the iconic portraits of the history of photography.
With physicist Albert Einstein
Moving beyond time and space, Celine Liu portrays herself alongside such famous personalities as Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Princess Diana and others.
With the 35th US President John F. Kennedy
Celine's creative process is divided into two stages: first, she searches the Internet for portraits of celebrities that will appeal to both Chinese and Western audiences, and then edits them by inserting her image. To match the spirit of the photo, the girl makes a make-up appropriate to the era, hairstyle and picks up clothes.
The photographer admitted that she was inspired by old photos from her own family archive for this project. With this photo project, she expresses concern about the absurd worship of celebrities, while at the same time demonstrating the possibilities of photography in the modern world.
With Princess Diana, the first wife of the heir to the British throne
In 2016, she received a prestigious award in the field of art, and in 2017 her works were exhibited at the oldest photography festival "Meetings in Arles" in France.
With American artist Andy Warhol
With Mao Zedong
With French writer and feminist Simone de Beauvoir
With Song Meiling, Chinese political activist, wife of Chiang Kai-shek
With Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn
With the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso
With British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
And another photo with Simone de BeauvoirWith American artist Andy Warhol
With American actress and singer Marilyn Monroe
With activist Martin Luther King
In the company of the master of silent comedy Charlie Chaplin
Celine says that among the heroes of her photographs, she likes the writer Simone de Beauvoir and artist Frida Kahlo. The girl intends to continue her project and replenish it with fresh works.