Yasmina Da Flamingo
Tropical Escapism Paradise by Yasmina Da Flamingo is a sculptural installation that playfully challenges our notion of the tropics as an “escape to paradise”. Unexpected and absurdist materials in the work parody the overly familiar iconography of advertising for these designated exotic places. Where the tourist industry presents images of imported white sand and pinioned flamingos, the work exaggerates these motifs by displaying the elements in plastic á la kitsch. Stripped even further from their original context and presented with a surreal and minimalist undertone, the viewer is confronted with a hyper-tropicalized postcard scene that forces them to consider the authenticity of each of its components.