Pan tröstet Psyche, 2018
Inkjet-print, passe-partout, overworked frame
40 x 70 cm
Maria Justus works are dealing with intimacy defined as erotic, interpersonal space. Using passe-partouts that remind of 18th/19th- century miniature portraits, she captures a fragment of bodily interaction. These fragments are produced from photographs of classical marble sculptures that she took in the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin. In her studio, she then digitally paints the skin using multiples layers in photoshop to recreate the impression of human flesh. The digitalized image resulting from this process re-sensitizes our vision that is often jaded towards classical aesthetics.
Installation views Nir Altman Galerie, photo: Dirk Tacke