Fotograf Magazine

Radka Salcmannová

To Paint Using Statues and Photographs

Radka Salcmannová’s series of self-portraits, Over, was created as a thesis work in the Kurt Gebauer Studio at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (VŠUP). In it the artist has allowed herself to be photographed in limp, resigned positions and covered in a hard-to-identify, slimy liquid. The poses she takes on are truly of the passive feminine, and yet they cleverly offer up an erotic subtext. However, almost immediately the artist fully degrades this obvious eroticness with an excess of sleaze that she exposes in complete resignation. She transforms into an alien, a strange creature from a sci-fi story that evokes a certain amount of disgust.

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