Addressing the existing innocence in both childhood and old age, American artist Jason Bard Yarmosky created the Elder Kinder series.
He explores the differences between the rigid behavior rules of the adult world and the natural freedom of childhood – which is often rescued by elderly people.
In order to paint his canvases, Yarmosky invited his own grandparents to pose for him in playful, colorful costumes that would later contrast with the dramatic background they’re placed against.
“The images in this series can be seen as both humiliating and empowering. The pessimist sees the images through the lens of shame and vulnerability, weighed down by social convention. The optimist sees a sense of liberation, where an adolescent’s playfulness and the freedom to dream compliment the wisdom of old age”, he affirms.
And you, how do you see them?
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