Colombian artist Juan Sebastián Peláez is displaying the work at the Biennale for Contemporary Art
An artist has unveiled a giant art piece that features a headless, oversized cut-out of Rihanna‘s body with her face Photoshopped onto her chest.
The work is by Colombian artist Juan Sebastián Peláez, currently on display at the Biennale for Contemporary Art in Berlin.
As MTV News reports, the work is titled ‘Ewaipanoma (Rihanna)’, with the piece appearing to make reference to a mythical race of headless humanoids purported to have been discovered by British explorer Walter Raleigh in Venezuela at the end of the 16th century.
The Biennale website describes the artist’s work as containing “upright, oversize photo-cutouts of headless human bodies—captured in athletic positions, sporting bikini swimwear, or posing in the limelight in glitzy, bling gowns—with faces surreally integrated into their chests. Both the bodies and faces are sourced from pop queens and soccer stars from the Caribbean or Latin America.”
The original source photo is a paparazzi shot of Rihanna on holiday taken in Barbados in 2013.
See photos of the art piece below, via The Fader.