Mexico City based artist Isaac Olvera has created several works revolving around the theme of hair, including performances in wig shops in both Mexico and London. Commissioned by arts organisation Bold Tendencies, Your image will be weathered but never taken away is an installation comprised of four giant human hair wigs perched upon lamp posts, on the rooftop of the Peckham car park in which Bold Tendencies is based.

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Olvera’s anthropomorphic wig sculptures convey the changes that occur with time, a theme often explored within his work. Since its installation in May, Bold Tendencies have monitored the wigs through a series of photographs, documenting the changes in the hair’s texture and style through their continued exposure to London’s turbulent weather.

Isaac Olvera ‘Your image will be weathered but never taken away’ Bold Tendencies Commission 2017 photo credit Isaac Olvera-4

Isaac Olvera ‘Your image will be weathered but never taken away’ Bold Tendencies Commission 2017 photo credit Isaac Olvera-8

2017 Summer Season runs until 30th September 2017

Credits

Images & Video Isaac Olvera
Words Alex Mascolo
Bold Tendencies is at 7th – 10th Floors Multi-Storey Car Park, 95a Rye Lane, London, SE15 4TG Website boldtendencies.com

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