Drape XIV, 2015, Eva Stenram
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Edition of 42, signed and numbered verso.Produced by Metro Imaging, London.
Medium: Silver Gelatin print onto fibre paper.
About the Work
Eva Stenram has been selected by a panel as one of forty-eight artists to feature in The London Open 2015, the Whitechapel Gallery’s triennial open submission exhibition. To accompany the original works on display from 15 July–6 September 2015, Stenram has produced a limited edition of forty-two silver gelatin prints based on one of her digitally manipulated negatives from her Drape series.
Drape XIV uses an erotic photograph from vintage men’s magazine, Cavalcade, as source material. The original size and format of the photograph is retained but Stenram seamlessly extends the drapery, which was formerly the background of the scene, to partially obscure the model’s body. All that is left exposed are the bare legs, detached from the human form. By excising the photograph from the context of a magazine spread and dissecting the original scene, Stenram draws attention to the voyeuristic nature of the image.
About the Artist
Eva Stenram was born in Stockholm, Sweden, but moved to the UK where she studied for a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art in the late 90s and an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in 2001-2003. In her work, Stenram interacts with and re-interprets imagery, meticulously using fragments of found materials and finding similarities in photographic styles. As a kind of photographic archaeologist, she uses a multitude of sources including negatives, slides, magazines, Internet images and photographic prints and alters them through digital, analogue or physical manipulation. By editing the original pieces, their functions become disrupted and often subverted – the contexts are now ambivalent and timeless, which generates curiosity and a desire to see.
Stenram currently lives and works in London, UK.
Dimensions: 29.5 x 29.5 cm [11.61 x 11.61 inches].