Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tamara Wyndham (118)

Secret Glory
from the Body Prints, acrylic on cotton

Tower of Light
from the Body Prints, acrylic on cotton

Tamara writes about the Body Prints:

My body prints are self-portraits in which I examine my anatomy and posture, and how the muscular tension, bone alignment, and balance of my body indicate ways in which I open or shut myself to the world. I also focus on the aura surrounding and emanating from the body. I also draw upon images from ancient burial shrouds, mummies, Neolithic cave paintings, Eastern and Western medical charts, Kirlian and x-ray photography. The process of making these involves one or more actual contact body prints, which I may then work further with brushes, my fingers, airbrush, and various splattered painting techniques.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ellen Schippers (117)

-3 images from 'beauty'-

-silent cry-

Life performance 'beauty' at the women in paradise festival 2007, performer: Jeannette Legger

Impression of the exhibition Frauensehnsucht (2010) at Loods 6, Amsterdam. The second edition of a triptych about gender.

Ellen's statement:

Ellen Schippers is a multi-disciplinary artist, who combines wearable sculptures, performance, dance, music, light and poetry in theatrical video-installations. She creates a “fantasy” world that is continuously bursting at the seams.
Her work is about gender, like stereotypical male and female images, ideals of beauty and about the contradiction between image versus authenticity. Schippers strips fixed images by inflating and deconstructing them and reveals the authentic emotions that are hidden behind these selfmade images.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dorien Plaat (116)

Frans Ellenbroek (Natural History Museum Brabant, the Netherlands) says about Dorien's work:
The figures in Dorien's paintings non-verbally say: 'my outside is paper thin, so you can look inside, look how beautiful I am, not 'beautiful' in the sense of a transient physical beauty, but beautiful with eternal value, authenticity and thus with vulnerability.' That way the figures of Dorien show themselves in total vulnerability and are therefore not weak but strong, precisely because they are at peace with their vulnerability and, even proudly so, cherish it.