Plastic surgery and Carnal art



Plastic surgery and Carnal art
Plastic surgery and Carnal art Yeung ka Ying
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No one has a perfect appearance, we only exist a
mind that seek for a perfect appearance. Plastic
surgery itself satisfies the narcissistic instinct that you
love or admire yourself “ self lover” , to an interest in
or concern with the self along a broad continuum.
Carnal art as same as well. Plastic surgery can be
also one of the carnal art. Our “ideal appearance”
is no longer seen as an ideal image, but it
accomplish as an modification of an already made
At the same time, if we seen plastic surgery as a art
work which is made by plastic surgeon, a money
relationship occurred since we use money to buy this
art from plastic surgeon.
What is “ Carnal Art”?
Carnal Art is a self-portrait in the classical sense, yet
realized through the technology of its time. Lying
between disfiguration and figuration, it is an inscription
in flesh, as our age now makes possible. No longer
seen as the ideal it once represented, the body has
become an 'modified ready-made'. Carnal Art
opposes the social pressures that are exerted upon
both the human body and the corpus of art.
Artist: Orlan (French artist)
This gallery is makes up with many photo which record the recovery process of after having plastic surgery of Orlan This indicate the process of operation during plastic surgery which present it lively and validity
I want to make an art work about plastic
surgery because I want to to change my face
into my ideal face but of course I wont do it in
the reality. Moreover, I am not decided to
make it as same as Orlan’s art work with a
exaggerated performance. On the other hand,
if I do plastic surgery, how would I look like?
And how much does it cost? Also ,I want to
satirize that we can even buy our appearance
using money nowadays .
The averaged face of 20 years old Korean girl who have done plastic surgery h?p://­‐‑of-­‐‑facial-­‐‑averages-­‐‑east-­‐‑southeast-­‐‑asia-­‐‑pacific-­‐‑islander/
Art work process:
Mixing the eigenspace of Korean girl and my self portrait using photoshop
“₩339,000,000 face”
Yeung Ka Ying (2013) Why named ₩339,000,000?
Because this plastic surgery cost ₩339,000,000 in Korean
Double eyelid
Nasal augmentation
Alar reduction
Hyaluronic acid
Mandibular Angle Reduction
, forehead -lifting
₩5, 000,000
₩10,000,000 10
₩6,000,000 Do you think my face worth….
If you think it DOES NOT worth this prices, • 
From an art aspect,
How do you think about this art work??
Great in art composition of face?………….
•  Still , do you think this art worth …….
Contemporary South Korean Society Hee Yeon cho 2013 

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