THE CURTAIN FALLS, EROTICISM IS REVEALED: ‘DRAPE’ BY EVA STENRAM
They have no face, only gorgeous arms and legs. They’re vintage photos of pin-ups portrayed in semi domestic environments and covered by mysterious curtains made with Photoshop. Swedish artist Eva Stenram presents them in project “Drape”, now on display at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool.
“There’s more eroticism in what is veiled”, wrote the great explorer of nudity Kenneth Clark. And in her manipulated photographs, Eva is able to cover the object of desire present in the original prints, the erotic focal point: the voluptuous body of the models. With an effect of estrangement that inverts the public and private spheres, transforming the parts left uncovered into fetishes.