Marta Dyks in ‘D’humeur Noire’ by Johan Sandberg for Stylist France #19, 26th September 2013
Photographer: Johan Sandberg. Model(s): Marta Dyks. Source: Stylist France. Stylist: Belen Casadevall. Makeup: Jurgen Braun.
Posted Oct 04, 2013
Johan Sandberg uses the power of paradox to prevail in “D’humeur Noire” starring Marta Dyks for Stylist France #19, 26th September 2013. As the jagged edges of juxtaposition rub up against each other it is often the subsequent sparks that can light a true fashion fire. Inspired by the work of Tim Burton, Sandberg explores the wild world of Dark Comedy/Art by using exaggerated forms of expression as a contrived counterpoint of creative contradiction. Imposing the absurdly satirical into the center of something serious is itself considered a style of art, and when done right, can take you anywhere from fantasy to farce. Using the dark devises often associated with tragedy, artists are able to expose the ironic inconsistencies of modern life. To that end, (Fashion Editor) Belen Casadevall uses a series of dark & twisted over-sized styles to echo the stilted sadness that goes along with growing pains in era of chaotic detachment. Capturing the aching beauty behind the facade (makeup artist) Jurgen Braun draws a black mask of tears on Dyks perfect porcelain skin. Ripe imagery alive with a kind of fertile irreverence, when someone can create something so captivating that we stop trying to make sense of things and are just caught up in the moment – that is the true definition of Dark Art.