KASHINK lives in Paris. Her work is questioning aesthetic codes, the definition of identity. Whether in celebration of diversity or as a confrontation to social norms, KASHINK considers herself an activist. Since 2013, she’s been wearing a pencil-on mustache as her daily makeup. She considers it statement as well as a sociological experiment, creating random conversations with strangers about beauty, gender, norms, and freedom. The artist likes the idea of a constant performance, painting huge murals or experimenting with face paint, which she’s been developing as an incarnation of the characters she’s been painting on walls for the past 12 years.