"Black Hands" by Sebastian Bieniek (B1EN1EK), 2014.

"Black Hands" is a series of photographs original by Sebastian Bieniek (B1EN1EK).

It is part of the "Bieniek-Hand" field in which the artist is working since 1996. The sujet of this artworks are black hands that mostly come from behind to surrender a person.

In the "Black Hands" series the person is surrended by hands in black gloves.

The first photography of the series was made in the early year 2014. At the beginning the first photography of the series (no. 1) was part of another series called "Secondfaced", but when year after year more and more artworks with the black hands came up, Bieniek decided to create and to group this works in its own sujet that he named "Bieniek-Hand" and so "Facination No. 15" became "Black Hands No. 1".

Because this works - as all works of Sebastian Bieniek - have been since years widely spreaded on internet, they inspired many others to redo and variate Bieniek's originals.

In 2015 for example the french designer Jacquemus created an entire "Bieniek inspired collection" that have been shown with a huge success at the Paris Fashion Week in the same year. One year later Caribbean fashion designer Cecilia Devana was also inspired by this works and in 2017 the dazed & confused and 032c magazine fashion photographer Maxime Ballesteros published a book called "les absents" that is shows his work based on Bieniek's original Bieniek-Hand artwork.

"Black Hands No. 1", Sebastian Bieniek, 2014:

"Black Hands No. 1" (also "Secondfaced No. 15" by Sebastian Bieniek, 2014. From the series of photographs "Secondfaced". Edition of nine signed and numbered original photographs. 100 cm. x 67 cm.

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  • "Black Hands" album on Sebastian Bieniek's Facebook page
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