HESTER (16), Courtesy of the artist and Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin

Asger Carlsen 
*1973 in Denmark
lives in New York

In his work HESTER, Asger Carlsen creates bizarre headless mutations of bodies, combining nudes of models from his archive of images. His career began as a crime scene photographer, before finding his niche in creating subtly hilarious and transformative pieces of art that blur the line of reality – always making us question what is human. These images are strongly influenced by Surrealism and the faceless nature of Francis Bacon’s work.