Inside Artists - Issue 16

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34 ARTIST PROFILE Corinna Holthusen

SURFACES I,C, 2017, acrylics on photoprint on aludibond 143 x 111 cm

SURFACES I,D, 2018, acrylics on photoprint on canvas 30 x 20 cm

Corinna Holthusen


triking figures are manipulated beyond reality in Corinna Holthusen’s arresting images, which sees women transformed into living dolls, limbs disconnected and features distorted. They are familiar and yet uncanny; the natural and supernatural combined. Convergence of beauty, disgust, artificiality and naturalness are running themes through her work as she explores bodies and their destruction; creating perfectly worked faces and new bodily composition from several physiognomies. Holthusen’s process begins in the studio, where she captures her photographs. She then

manipulates the images digitally before printing. The final step of her work is a haptic breakup by material deposition on the surface of the photo prints; using acrylics and pigments to develop an emotional dimension on the print. With her work exhibited worldwide, the photographer has also won several international awards, including a gold award for her series ‘Living Dolls’.

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