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Doublefaced

A photo-series by Sebastian Bieniek

In August 2013, the 6 years son of Sebastian, refused to go to school at that day because he felt sick. He said that the only thing he can do is to sit. After two hours sitting his father asked him whether he can smile. After he answered in the negative Sebastian Bieniek asked him whether he can at least draw a smile at his face. This was the very first photograph. The following two days Sebastian was thinking about the name. After the name was found Sebastian Bieniek started to publish every day a new “Doublefaced” photograph on his fb page, using various models.

In that month, the disturbing and bizarre Doublefaced went viral and became one of the best known memes in the internet. It was published since that among many others in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, BILD and the arte TV.

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Painter, performer and film maker, Sebastian Bieniek is born in Czarnowąsy, Poland in 1975. He took 1989 in the age of 14 refuge as late repatriate to West Germany.
In 1994 he became the youngest member of the German Artist Association — BBK — in north Germany.

Two years later he moved from the village Unterlüß in Lower Saxony to Braunschweig to study under the performance artist Marina Abramović in 1997 art at the the Art University of Braunschweig. His teacher was also John M. Armleder at that time.

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