Per Barclay

Bailarina (Catherine)

Date: 2002

Technique: Black and white photograph

Dimensions: 190,2 x 120,2 cm.

Edition: 3/3

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma

Not on display

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Per Barclay is a multidisciplinary artist who works with sculpture, photography and installation. In the case of photography, this medium is a means of achieving an end; what is really important for this creator is the result, not the technique itself. His photos reflect on the human condition which, according to him, tends towards violence, towards competition with its fellows. Works that are born of the gaze of a sculptor, as he himself indicates.

As a result, in Bailarina (Catherine), a two-tone photograph, the search for the sculptural qualities of the body is revealed. The nude or semi-nude helps him to intensify the sculptural effect and evoke things timeless, reinforced by the neutral background. The dancer displays a defiant attitude which leads to an intentional psychological tension that is reinforced by the stains that cover her and are also one of the artist’s characteristic resources.

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