The Ideal Lovers

This series is made up of pairs of portraits. The subjects of the portraits are presented with a corresponding portrait of the artist in which she transforms into the projection of the subject’s idealized romantic partner.

I interviewed people that I admire and am interested in and asked them, “What kind of person is your ideal romantic partner? What kind of romantic partner would you yourself like to be?” This is a series where I transform into the romantic partners of these people. I have tried to examine the gender and sexual identity politics that ambiguously waver inside of me through this series.

Ayano Sudo