SHOW ME LOVE | 48″ x 23″ x 12″ | Plaster, unitard, human hair, metal drain, enamel paint, wood, black spray paint, epoxy, polyurethane foam | 2020
Kasper Ray O’brien (b. 1992, Southgate, MI ; currently lives and works in Detroit, MI) uses both drawing and sculpture to consider the relationship between the body as a condensed expression of force and the potency of the fragment. By casting directly from his own body, Kasper confronts and engages with personal narratives involving sex, queerness, trauma, and comfort. Through the concept of the mask, he contends with self-image, persona, and performative anonymity. Kasper received his BFA from the college for creative studies, Detroit.