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Odd Facets of the Human Form: Art by Evelyn Bencicova


A photograph of a model from behindUntitled

Evelyn Bencicova was born in Bratislava, Slovakia and is currently studying art in Vienna. Working mainly with photography, Bencicova’s artworks capture the odd facets of the human form in stark view with bits and pieces of added detail.

 

A photograph of numerous figures in an academic theatreASYMPTOTE, collaboration with Adam Csoka Keller

In some of her recent artworks, Bencicova has been experimenting with coating the body in a type of visual “second skin,” a coat of wax or liquid latex that becomes part of the model. In photographs of this series, the model is depicted with their back to the camera, a completely faceless, naked human form. The result is an interestingly abstract look at the body. Presented on plain grey backgrounds, the works are both cold and strangely inviting.

 

Evelyn has also experimented with more traditional portraiture. In these photos she focuses on the face of a model, but gives it a similar isolating treatment, leaving only negative space around the model so that the human features are presented in a vacuum, simply waiting to be observed without distraction. 

 

A portrait of an older woman in black and whiteUntitled


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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