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Light. Shadows. Perfect Woman. Portrait # 10, 2016

Light. Shadows. Perfect Woman. Portrait # 10, 2016

Limited Edition of 8

Printed on Hahnemühle Paper

A label with the Edition Number, Signature and Fingerprint of the artist is attached verso.

George Mayer reveals the project “Light. Shadows. Perfect Woman” through a special camera, the camera of perfectionism. Through this camera, the artist sees the characters of his photographs: the light, the shadows and the nature of femininity. It is considered temporal. Thus, it becomes utterly conditional, nearly abstract. The concept of the “Perfect woman” refers to the plot of the film “The Perfect Human” (1967) by the Danish director Jorgen Leth. This short film symbolically depicts the feeling of anxiety and emptiness that haunts the bearers of conditional “perfection”.

Arranging the delicate balance of the correlation of the dark and the light, the artist discovers the apparent monumentality and duality of a perfect woman’s images. The light becomes flat within the picture's space, and the dark gets deeper, subjecting all conventionalities and details. This way, the geometry of light becomes sculptural language and correlates with the meanings. “The Perfect” in the author’s photographs is contradictory: on the one hand, it is monumental and complete, and on the other hand, it is naked and vulnerable. These controversial strains comprise the essential content of the photographer’s works.

All lighting effects are achieved in the photo studio using only lighting equipment. Digital image processing was not utilized.


27.55 × 27.55 in (69.97 x 69.97 cm)


Includes COA by the Artist as well as LIGHTWORKS

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Light. Shadows. Perfect Woman. Portrait # 10, 2016

George Mayer