With a brand new Vogue Netherlands in our hands (the very first edition came out this March) and an international creative scene buzzing with talent, there are times when fashion magazine covers simply don’t live up to expectations and become a little, flat. Which is why Barcelona based artist Aurelien Juner likes to put his own spin on ‘cover art’.
French-born Juner reveals more than meets the eye by focusing on these ‘mass culture’ images and bringing them back to reality. Questioning the fictional world and make believe portrayed in many of these magazines, Juner gives the Self Service cover a pop of bright pills, drenches Style.com magazine in a dash of water and gets to strangle Naomi Campbell whilst posing for V Magazine. While Juner himself is also commissioned to shoot and create artwork for magazines, this personal body of work, called Surface, takes it just a bit further.
Author > Kaira van Wijk