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Verisimilitude I

Nov 24, 2021 - Nasrah Omar

“If we consume the product as product, we consume its meaning through advertising.” – Jean Baudrillard (The System of Objects)
 
Verisimilitude is a series of uncanny juxtapositions of hyperreal mass produced consumer goods and portraits. ​The claustrophobic juxtapositions explore the notions of desire and consumption by subverting the lurid entrancement of commerce which underpins it, creating a sense of unease. Seemingly unremarkable, expendable “necessities” take center stage, interweaving the mundane with the fantastical; transforming into otherworldly cornucopias.