"ma poupée japonaise"
about Mario A:
Born in Switzerland to an Italian mother and a German father, Mario A has lived and photographed in Japan for the past 20 years. "I always wanted to create a Japanese woman doll which I can look at in 'the night porter' picturesque way," says Mario A. "I wanted the work to address dualities like attraction-repulsion, reality-unreality, and hypertrophied feminity-icon fixation."