'Separation' from the series 'Love Scenes' (1989)
About this artwork
'Love Scenes' is a series of thirteen images telling the story of a young woman who invents herself as a Barbie Doll character and begins to wear a mask with the doll's face. After marrying a nice guy, identifiable with Ken Doll, she, probably out of boredom, falls for the physically powerful He-Man. She divorces Ken to marry He-Man whose brutal force destroys her psychologically and physically. This image is the seventh in the series and shows Barbie turning her back on her life with Ken and naively leaning towards the TV projection of He-Man.
Andy Wiener was born in Edinburgh in 1959. He took a degree in psychiatry from the University of Edinburgh Medical Faculty in 1983. In 1986 he gained a degree in Photography from the Royal College of Art London. He has exhibited his 'staged photography' in which characters wear masks, in Britain and abroad. He currently works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Hertfordshire, England.