lee griggs forms facial deformations with geometrically-shaped skin
all images courtesy of lee griggs
using digital tools, spanish designer lee griggs has created a series of facial ‘deformations’. the collection depicts incredibly realistic and human-like figures — eyes, noses and mouths are delineated with exact and precise dimensions, scale, shading and perspective. however, it is immediately evident that each of the virtual people, despite their graphic accuracy, are not real. their faces and heads are distorted by various geometric objects and shapes that seem to be hidden within the skin. rectangles, spheres and cylinders stretch and disfigure the images, each bearing pained, mangled and skewed expressions based on the contorted contours their faces take on.
shapes hidden within the skin stretch and distort the human-like figure
bizarre geometries disfigure human characteristics
a figure’s head is stretched by what appears to be a huge sphere inside his skin
a rectangle spans through the head of one of the virtual figures
each expression seems to correlate to the contortion taking place within the face