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

Reg. no.: 624

Not on display

Bailarina (Catherine), a two-tone photograph, reveals the search for the sculptural qualities of the body which the Norwegian creator embarked on in 2002 in a series of large-format images with dance as the central theme. 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. Reproduced on a large scale in a close-up that confronts us with an aggressive pose, Barclay reinforces the expressive element, building up the desired sculptural three-dimensionality.

S.H.

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