To walk in to a blue room with designs created by Jean Paul Gaultier was like stepping in to another world. I was stucked, fascinated and a bit dizzy through the whole exhibition. I was amazed but walked out of the place with a strange feeling in my whole body. I could not figure out why cause the designs were flawless, inspiring, incredible and you could really see what an amazing designer he his but it was something about it that made me feel uncomfortable. I guess we all have some spots that can be touched that takes us back to a memory, a place or a feeling. This exhibition really pushed some spots in me and that is why I hate and love art at the same time.
I remember me as a young girl sitting backstage at a consert just watching the people rushing by, it always felt like home and I loved the energy and the people or some scared the hell out of me but I really liked the most of them. I was often there cause my parents worked a lot backstage at concerts and I guess I always been fascinated by the showbusiness ever since. I guess it`s one of the main reason to why I started dancing and moved to New York to study dance at broadway dance center as well. I still find the showbusiness fascinating and it definitely has a lot of talented and inspiring people in it and I will always be inspired by it but I will always keep some kind of distance to it.
When I was at the exhibition and saw some of the designs and videos and read a bit about him and his designs, it took me back to New York and the showbusiness and everything is not just a dance on roses. I guess he higlights that as well with some of his designs from my point of view. He also take minorities and make it strong and beautiful. He also take something that been hidden and makes it powerful.
Im definitely impressed but it took me some time to take in all the impressions.
Check out the exhibition here.
Love, Julia Linn