INSIDE FLESH make sublime art by mining your subconscious and navigating your nightmares
Hailing from Poland, Piotr Wegrzynski (leader of the artist collective SUKA OFF) and Sylvia Lajbig are the postmodern provocateurs who make up INSIDE FLESH, a.k.a. IF, a multimedia cyclotron pushing the envelope around art, fashion, fetish and film. Founded back in 2007, IF have staked out a position for themselves on the David Lynch-Marilyn Manson shock-rock continuum. Creating titillating transmedia—visual theatre, performance art, photography, pornography, video montage, sound, etc.—their aesthetic always revels in sexed up theatrics, avant-garde style, exaggerated form, outward emotion and visceral optics. Combining carnal zest, macabre morphologies and the seething id, the duo have an uncanny knack for mining all things taboo, terrifying, subterreanean and hard-core. IF’s motifs are so compelling because they tap into primordial human urges and sexulized subtexts with rich visual tidal pools (a bit like Bane meets NIN’s Closer video); their deft use of bleeding-edge fashion and Freudian forces make us ponder the artwork for hours on end, trying to unpack the different psychologies/pathologies at play. At VIVISXN we are obsessed with their fleshy, angsty aesthetics, sybaritic short vids and sublime sonic palettes. The duo have been creating killer content in collaboration with various artists, including 0770, Ammunition Couture, Barbara Bologna, Creepy Yeha, Majesty Black, Monarc1, Leonard Wong, etc. Nick Knight, fashion’s finest image engineer, even used snippets of IF’s shorts for Nicola Formichetti’s DIESEL fashion show in Venice a few seasons ago. Anyway, we fucking love INSIDE FLESH, inside and out!
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