Jenny Saville, 'Closed Contact', 1995
The look of the skin pressed against the glass deforms and distorts the skin itself. The appearance of the body therefore becomes visually forced and compelled as if against the model's will. The way the artist distorted her own face and hands might symbolise aggression and violence to the body.
The overall look of squashed flash somehow reminds me of cosmetic and plastic surgeries which entail alteration of the body. I can take this approach into consideration; when I present work on the body, I might manipulate the flesh, the surface of the skin or the body itself to strengthen the context of the presentation.
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