‘Do you find beauty in horror?’
Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director of Christian Dior Make-up, meets The Queen of Art-Gore, Cindy Sherman.
By Jerry Stafford
Photographs by Nikolas Koenig
Using costumes and make-up to transform her identity, abstracting the image to such an extent that the human ‘subject’ is completely effaced, artist Cindy Sherman, is perhaps one of the most recognised names in the art world – and yet one of the least recognised faces.
With make-up as one of her primary tools, Sherman’s oeuvre is not dissimilar to the practice of make-up artist, and Creative Director of Christian Dior cosmetics, Peter Philips. System brought the two together to discuss their work, and transformative power of their preferred media.