German artist Brigitte Zieger is interested in the seductive power of violence. In her series of drawings titled Women are Different from Men, she collected images of women shooting weapons from the media on the internet, and recreated them using eyeshadow and glitter. From sexy girls to grannies, the juxtaposition of the softly applied, smudgy, colorful hues of eyeshadow with the unsettling and powerful images definitely packs a punch…or maybe a ‘bang’. I really like the retro pin-up and/or pulp quality that these possess.
Here’s an interesting interview with Zieger where she explains the thinking behind her work: