What we can say about London-based artist Daniel Lismore is that he is deep into dressing. Dressing for this artist is much more than picking the matching combination of T-shirt and trousers. He approaches it through layering. It’s almost like he is creating a sculpture.
As you can see from the powerful vibrant photos in the gallery below, his creations are a unique mixture of different styles, from different cultures and different epochs. If you look carefully you might also notice some everyday objects which place is not in the wardrobe but in the kitchen, like tomato cans. You’ll recognize many things, from baroque to pop art, all blending into one impressive, vibrant and imposing sculpture-like outfit. The final touch in expressing his artistic vision in clothing is a doll-like application of makeup and then documents it all through self-portrait photography.To create these unforgettable outfits and images, Lismore combines “haute couture with charity-shop finds.”
The book called Daniel Lismore: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken is his first major publication that features the essence of his creative soul—30 ensembles that reference a variety of historical, social, and cultural themes from across the globe. If you get interested in a work of this extravagant artist when you scroll down the gallery you might want to purchase the book. It’s available through Amazon.
Photos: © Colin Douglas Gray/Rizzoli