The Kaplan Twins
The Kaplan Twins are identical twin artists who work as a collaborative team. Both received Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from New York University and are currently living and working in Los Angeles, California.
The twins’ work explores the complex nature of the alter ego and its role in the various ways different audiences perceive these personas through media manipulation, cultural taboos, celebrity culture, twin identities, fantasies, and fascinations.
The twins insert themselves in almost all of their works, as a sort of narcissism, and objectify themselves and their subjects. Their work is a commentary on celebrity exploitation and its role in fame, mass media’s reconstruction of reality through manipulation, shock, and spectacle, the seduction of abjection, and the concept of self.
Ultimately leading the viewer to interpret their works not just as objects, but as entertainment. More than anything, the Kaplan Twins like to be themselves and have fun with the work they make!