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The Great Ephemeral Skin

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Under the title The Great Ephemeral Skin, Hadassah Emmerich (Heerlen, 1974) presents a new series of works whose central focus is the female body as object. Body and identity, the sensory and the sensual, the commodification of the erotic and the exotic: these are frequently recurring themes in Emmerich’s work. The sensuality of her painting resides not only on the surface of the (erotic) image but also in her refined use of colour and technical execution.

Since 2016, Emmerich has worked with a new painting technique, using stencils cut from vinyl flooring, which she covers with oil paint and then impresses onto canvas, paper or a wall. Referring to the visual language of advertising and Pop art, she creates images that both aestheticise and problematize the female body. She depicts the paradox of simultaneous attraction and repulsion, intimacy and cool detachment, seduction and critique. In this way, Emmerich succeeds in making the act of looking truly provocative.

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Hadassah Emmerich & Esther Le Roy (Eds.), 2019

The Great Ephemeral Skin

Body and identity, the erotic and the exotic.

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Under the titles The Great Ephemeral Skin, Hadassah Emmerich (Heerlen, 1974) presents a new series of works whose central focus is the female body as object. Body and identity, the sensory and the sensual, the commodification of the erotic and the exotic: these are frequently recurring themes in Emmerich’s work. The sensuality of her painting resides not only on the surface of the (erotic) image but also in her refined use of colour and technical execution.

Since 2016, Emmerich has worked with a new painting technique, using stencils cut from vinyl flooring, which she covers with oil paint and then impresses onto canvas, paper or a wall. Referring to the visual language of advertising and Pop art, she creates images that both aestheticise and problematize the female body. She depicts the paradox of simultaneous attraction and repulsion, intimacy and cool detachment, seduction and critique. In this way, Emmerich succeeds in making the act of looking truly provocative.

Type
hardcover
Dimensions
255 x 345 mm / 10'' x 13.58'' (portrait)
Pages
96
ISBN
978-94-93148-09-3
Editor
Hadassah Emmerich & Esther Le Roy (Eds.)
Author
Nina Flkersma
Graphic
Esther Le Roy
Artist
Hadassah Emmerich
Language
English
Release date
27/04/2019
Binding
Sewn and glued
Paper
110 g/m² Woodstock cipria, 150 g/m² Symbol Freelife Matt + Premium White, 170 g/m² Sirio Color perla (inside pages), Neobond cover
Edition
1000
Color
Full color
Printer
Die Keure, Bruges (BE)
Font
Favorit (Dinamo)
Image specs
58 full color images, 1 black/white
Photography in the book
P. 3, 5, 6, 8, 10,13 © Jeroen Nieuwenhuize / P. 14, 25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 35, 36, 39, 40, 50, 52 © Peter Cox / P. 16 © Teri Romkey / P. 42, 55, 57, 58, 60, 62, 64, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 77, 78, 81, 82, 84, 86 © Hugard & Vanoverschelde / P. 47, 48 © Carel de Groot:
Made possible by
Mondriaan Fonds, the Flemish Community, De Garage — Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, the Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, DeBuren and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
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