The Art Of Phobias | Haunting Phobia Collages by David Delruelle

Posted by Edward Ernest | Dec 14, 2016 | Art, Inspiration | 0 |
Philemaphobia (Fear of Kissing)

Philemaphobia (Fear of Kissing)

As the famous phrase goes, ‘A picture tells a thousand words’. In the case of David Delruelle and his Phobias exhibition, brought to you by the VSCO, a picture illicit’s a thousand feelings.

Catoptrophobia (Fear of Mirrors)

Catoptrophobia (Fear of Mirrors)

Delruelle was given ten days to complete a set of eight images, each based around one specific diagnosable phobia.

Delruelle’s images bring to my mind a very Hitchcockian feel and that’s due to the pictures being made with archived imagery from the 1950’s and 1960’s, an era in which popular culture was coloured by ongoing paranoia surrounding the rise of communism abroad and the United States’ gradual departure from organized religion into secular spiritualism.

Chronomentrophobia (Fear of Clocks)

Chronomentrophobia (Fear of Clocks)

David Delruelle was consumed by the project and poured over vintage images and dreaming up Salvador Daliesque scenarios. The one that challenged him the most, he says, was koumpounophobia; he had to get creative to make buttons seem frightening.

Delruelle’s work, is not only about the anxiety disorders that hinder lives but also about the quiet but persistent and nagging unease that follows us all as we go about our daily lives. To view the images on the VSCO website, CLICK HERE.

Diplophobia (Fear of Double Vision)

Diplophobia (Fear of Double Vision)

 

Trypophobia (Fear of Holes)

Trypophobia (Fear of Holes)

Chaetophobia (Fear of Hair)

Chaetophobia (Fear of Hair)

Koumpounophobia (Fear of Buttons)

Koumpounophobia (Fear of Buttons)

 

Technophobia (Fear of Technology)

Technophobia (Fear of Technology)

Phobias by David Delruelle is part of cyclopedia by VSCO.

 

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