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.

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Really strange self portrait.

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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.

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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.

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  1. Speechless March 18, 2020

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  2. Ok March 18, 2020

    Those long long long Finnish winter nights must have driven her over the edge of sanity and into the pond of brilliance.

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  3. Anonymous March 18, 2020

    Art is where you find it.

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  4. Anonymous March 18, 2020

    She’s expressing herself and doing no one any harm. Her work is fascinating.

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  5. Maria March 19, 2020

    Art is what you make of it and it was fun ! thanks for sharing and giving me ideas lololo

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  6. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    Yes I definitely think art. I am actually very impressed. The last one especially made me sad. I saw it as trying to carry water for beauty ideals when you can’t physically make that happen. Good job to her on some thought provoking items.

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  7. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    Is she calls it art, it’s art.

  8. Ditto March 19, 2020

    Is she single?

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  9. Aveit March 19, 2020

    IS IT ART…. Don’t make me laugh

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  10. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    It’s self-loathing turned into art. This is not a happy gal.

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  11. F like Finn March 19, 2020

    It is art.

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  12. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    If she says it’s art, then it is. I think she’s been taking these types of photos a while now. I recognised the one of her on the treadmill with the loaves (from a good while ago). They are brilliant. And I don’t think it is self-loathing as someone suggested. I think it’s more humourous, ironic than that. Who knows? Has she ever been interviewed? Or researched properly? 🤔

  13. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    The photo series provoked a sense sadness. Interesting take on the trope of beauty and societal expectations. Heavy overtones of self-loathing and hopelessness. I’d say this is very raw art.

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  14. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    Not gonna lie…I find it Awesome.

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  15. ShinYi March 19, 2020

    She presents her body installation art, quite incredible. I really enjoy her ideas. Amazing…

  16. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    How do you know she loathes herself?

  17. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    Hilarious!

  18. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    All of these pictures required some thought and work to be so random, silly and well done. Therefore, they are art.

  19. Chopsthecat March 19, 2020

    Nailed it!

  20. A. Non March 19, 2020

    She most definitely has a sense of humour, dark maybe but it is there.Art is what you make, so ….yes it is art

  21. NHMOM68 March 19, 2020

    Definitely art, and much more thought provoking than a banana taped to a wall with duct tape. She needs her own exhibition! I would attend!

  22. Judy March 19, 2020

    Ok then. I’m Finnished.

  23. Branden March 19, 2020

    Glad the majority of people think of her work as art. It is high Art. A basic job of art is to help answer questions of what are we doing here? Why do we exist? Is there meaning? Its a basic human necessity. From cave paintings of indigenous people Humans have made art. Its a language that all of us can relate in some form. Even if relating to it is that you don’t get it or understand it. The person that said that said that this work is self-loathing has stated information about themselves and their social constructs by looking and responding to this art. Art is a joy in this world- even hard to look at or understand art. That is why i am an artist and I work in an art museum.

  24. Rajah Bagal March 19, 2020

    creative

  25. Juniqua March 19, 2020

    That’s art! It also happens to be funny. Go girl!

  26. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    Does nothing for me, but each to their own I guess

  27. David Damico March 19, 2020

    As a person of size, I find these photos revealing. This woman, knowing how narrowly society judges feminine beauty, has chosen to parody her body and self to the viewing public. Her appendages, rolls of fat and curves offer a place to place things an average sized person cannot. It is “the art of the spectacle.” We can’t, not look. I am applauding her for her wit, creativity and personal exposition.

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  28. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    I like the one with the ice cream cone…

  29. Ju March 19, 2020

    She Is Great! Love her art!

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  30. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    If art give me a headache then yes it’s Art.

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  31. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    I am sure that she gets her inspiration from Harry Styles…he obviously thinks his outrageousness is art!

  32. Anonymous March 19, 2020

    She is delightfully talented. I could study her images for hours. Brilliant❤️❤️

  33. Sabrina Couture March 20, 2020

    How about losing all the body weight and getting really really thin and buffed like at the spa with beauty treatments, and THEN use the SAME PROPS you used for these photos. Is that the point?

  34. Sabrina Couture March 20, 2020

    Wait a minute, is it really her demonstration about what she thinks males thought of her intellect when she had sex with them? Nooooh!

  35. Anonymous March 20, 2020

    She’s talented, but, sadly, she won’t be alive long enough to enjoy her success.

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  36. Anonymous March 20, 2020

    I really like some of them, fair play to her!

  37. Robert Andrew March 20, 2020

    Well it could be art as unmade beds and breeze blocks have all been major exhibits by famous so called artists

  38. Anonymous March 20, 2020

    Not sure how this is art, it’s kinda sad actually…

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  39. Sophie March 20, 2020

    Get it. Love it.

  40. John J March 20, 2020

    Clearly a demonstration of art brut also know as outsider art. I thing the images challenge ideas of body and self. With a playful element and sense of humor and style. But I could be way off base on my analysis. I do like it however.

  41. Craig E March 20, 2020

    Everything is art if that’s what you see. I find these images fantastic

  42. Anonymous March 20, 2020

    What a patronizing article.

  43. @tilt_a_whirled March 20, 2020

    Fascinating art. Very cool, very creative.

  44. do-wi-re March 20, 2020

    Yes. Very honest expressions of issues concerning her body, sexuality, cultural expectations, and self-image. She operates from the surrealist and absurdist traditions, whether she intends to or nor. If she keeps going, and continues to explore those concerns, I imagine she will only get better. Question: why would it not be considered art?

  45. Kathleen March 20, 2020

    Why wouldn’t this be “art”? Jeff Koons has made millions from passing off lame objects as “art” to the gullible art world for years! Ridiculous!!!

  46. Anonymous March 20, 2020

    Beauty is in the eyes of a beholder, very unique, brave & artsy,
    she’s an artist.

  47. Anonymous March 20, 2020

    Yes, it’s definitely satirical art. I would have her photos scattered around my house.

  48. Emma Starkey March 20, 2020

    She’s an Artist.

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  49. Anonymous March 20, 2020

    The fact that this article exists means she is very unique and fearless. This work is no doubt art.

  50. Zoe Szilagyi March 20, 2020

    I’m an underground female artist from hungary. I think this is a great rebellion art-thing against the “mainstream” “Selfie”-trend and beauty industry. Love it!

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