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72 x 72 cm framed (50 x 50 cm sheet size)
Framed, oiled walnut wood
Gelatin Silver Print on fibre-based Baryta
Retouched photograph from the series "Parts". 50 x 50 cm sheet size; 72 x 72 cm framed.
Parts uses 1960s pin-up photographs as its source material. The pictures are digitally altered, obliterating most of the model and leaving only a leg intact. The resultant mood is macabre – the severed limb does not entice and the original photograph’s erotic effect is turned on its head. When just one leg of the model remains, this leg calls attention to the rest of the scene. Viewers may try to piece together the original position of the model, or perhaps accept the leg as an absurd interior decoration or prop. The result is a very artificial and theatrical image even though the depiction of the model is drastically censored and cut. As all the flesh is removed from the pin-up images, the viewer is left to revel in the textures and materials of the stockings, footwear and interior decor.
*Stockholm, SW, lives in Berlin.
Eva Stenram’s latest solo exhibition Feral Eyes is on view at Galerie Barbara Thumm’s New Viewings online platform. Stenram is exhibiting in the 7th edition of A Handful of Dust, curated by David Campany. The exhibition will be shown at the National Taiwan Museum for Fine Arts in Taipei from March to July in 2021. Stenram’s work Per Pulverem Ad Astrahas previously been part of the exhibitions at Le Bal in Paris (FR), Whitechapel Gallery in London (UK), California Museum of Photography (US), Polygon Gallery in Vancouver and Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto (CA).
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