Ari Richter, a New York artist who's living at UT Dallas' CentralTrak artist residency, uses skin -- actual, human skin -- for his upcoming exhibition, The Skin I Live In. It's culled from a "limited, daily supply" of skin chewed from the insides of his own cheeks, before being processed with food dye and dried on glass.
Not to be outdone by the extra-corporeal "tattoos," other expendable keratin-based portions of Richter's body (such as his hair and fingernails) have joined in, creating a macabre and comedic collection "speak[ing] to universal traits of anxiety and compulsion," opening at CentralTrak on August 25.
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We're looking forward talking this week as Richter installs, but we're so stoked about the delightfully morbid skin art headed our way we wanted to go ahead and drop a few pics. You kind of have to see it to believe it.