Woman Creates Very Strange Self Portraits, Calls It Art

Finnish woman Iiu Susiraja calls herself an artist. She captures herself in very… very… unorthodox scenarios… We are kinda confused, is this art or not? Please leave your opinion in comments.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portraits.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

Really strange self portrait.

147 thoughts on “Woman Creates Very Strange Self Portraits, Calls It Art”

  1. And art it is!
    I’ve seen much less interesting and daring images in galleries and museums.

    Taking these photos must have involved a most considerable amount of pain, for we can safely assume that she is not happy with her body at all.

    She is confronting herself and also us…… and what could be more ART than this?

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  2. I would definately say that it Is art. It is creative, innovative, original, thought provoking, conveys an idea / message. It ticks all the boxes of textbook definitions of art. Personaly I find it very touching. A wry and ironic look at how she experiences her body.

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  3. Her work strikes me as a valid message about how ridiculous body image is portrayed in popular media. Shades of Heronimus and Dali, yet her work contains the essence of Dada.

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  4. felt like she is depressed and self hatred….. Very sad but try to make a joke out of life

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  5. Worse than a two year old ! Hates her body and has no respect for womanhood. Disgusting !! This is garbage and should not be posted. Just a sick individual who needs counseling. Thank You

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  6. This is brilliant! Humor out of vulnerability and pain. I am in love and inspired. Liu we see you and celebrate you!!!

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  7. Wow. I have no idea what to think. On one hand, I think it sends a great message about body shame and vulnerability, while adding humor. But to answer the question about whether this is art. Well, I suppose it expresses lots of emotion so it’s art in that sense, but this is certainly not typical art.

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  8. It is art. It is very good art.
    You don’t (well I didn’t) laugh at the pictures because, although they could be funny, she has used, what some might see as, poor attributes and very basic props, and skilfully and successfully surpassed the comedy aspect with intentional emotional strength.
    Very few celebrity artists or actors could have done that without becoming a laughing stock. Respect & Well done Lui.

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  9. why would you even put such a degrading title. she has the intention of expressing herself. the question is whether you like her art or not.

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  10. I love the last one with the black heels. I can so relate to the disparity between fashion wanted vs fashion I can fit into in reality. Or expectations vs reality. It’s art.

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  11. She is a super, amazing artist! Her compositions are fantastic and her humour is off best and just brilliant. So droll. Totally surprised that whether she is an artist is up for debate at all. If you can’t tell just by looking at her work…then look at who collects her pieces and her qualifications/exhibitions. That might give you a clue. Day made by discovering this woman’s photos.

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  12. This IS….2020…in pictures! What perfect entertainment and therapy! Thank you dear artist. The high heels in bags are SPOT ON!!

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  13. 1st off, someone wrote that she must be unhappy with her body. Someone who is unhappy with their body wouldn’t be taking all these pics & putting them out there for people to see. The only way we would ever know if she is unhappy with her body is if she says so. I’ve met & heard of people that are super heavy, even a lot more than this woman, but they think they are sexy. So we don’t know.

    Are they fun weird pics to look at? Yeah. Are they considered art? If she believes it is, then yeah. Art is considered art when the person creating it calls it art. Will there be people that jump & try to sound sophisticated & say, “of course its art!”? Of course they will! People are all too into things that 1 person calls art & another crap. Give your true opinion, don’t be a follower. That’s a clear thing she also did, she’s not a follower.

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  14. ART IS CREATED IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS SHAPES AND SIZES…ITS AN EXPRESSION OF ANY ARTIST CREATION FROM MIND BODY AND SOUL…..MANY PPLE CAN RELATE 2 CERTAIN TOPICS. ALLOW THIS WOMAN 2 EXPRESS HERSELF THROUGH HER ART BY ALL MEANS IF IT MAKES HER FEEL SHES DOING SOMETHING WITH HERSELF THEN SITTING IN PITY LET HER SHARE THIS ART WITH THE WORLD…..IT MAY B INSPIRING 4 ANOTHER HUMAN BEING…THE HUMAN BODY IS AN AMAZING ART PIECE….LET IT BE EXPRESSED NO MATTER WHAT IT HAS BECOME…THIS IS REAL NO PHOTO SHOP OR FAKE THE REAL DEAL…LET THIS ART BE U DONT AGREE WITH IT?? SIMPLY JUST DONT LOOK AT IT….DO YOU NO MATTER WHO IR WHAT U ARE…….PEACE ✌

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  15. Art promotes conversation, and we have conversation- this is art! (However you will not see it hanging in my house)

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  16. …this woman is a genius at self effacement… she captures the truth of the “reality” of lives lived by the vast majority of “average people” whose lives and bodies have literally shaped by fast food and “western culture”…she is brave and brilliant and honest… Bravo!…

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  17. The thing is, I can’t see beyond her self hatred. I can’t see the “art” because my vision is completely blurred by her pain.

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  18. Yes! It is art. Imagine all that as drawings, or just black and white as a cartoon, ee have draw so many strange criatures, that can not compete with her photos. Once i visit a photo galery that had nothing so interesting, her photos should be there

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  19. Moi j adore, c’est de l’autodérision ou une manière de nous dire : je fais ce que je veux et je vous emm….

  20. Self loathing, abused, but trying to cover those feelings of uslessness with a parody of sarcastic, social based idealistic images. Art but sad. She may be funny but people who poke fun at themselves are broken

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  21. Looks like she doesn’t like herself. It makes me sad. She is bold enough to show her strength and vulnerability but I hope she is well.

  22. Great art, I love it. All these rubbish comments about her is a clear sign that people do not know the Finnish.
    They are strong (no self pity) creative and stand for what they do. So eat your heart out because this woman is more self aware then many of us 😊👌🏻

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