What to See: Ike Ude "Select Portraits
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Ike Ude’s “Sartorial Anarchy” portraits feature the artist dressed in costumes that traverse geography and time. Through his art, Ude explores a world of dualities, blurring the lines between photographer and performer, artist and spectator. Ude says this about the series: “Clothes and accessories are after all the index of a culture - it locates one at a geography/time. Even within a specific geography/time, fashion further informs one’s class, religion, profession, habits, etc. In light of this, a cross-pollination of masculine sartorial ciphers across time and cultures bear quite a remarkable result, as you can see. Alas! This time, it is fashion, it seems - not politics - that makes strange bedfellows.” Ike Ude, “Sartorial Anarchy”