• Untitled from the series 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

  • Untitled from the series 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

  • Overview from the installation 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

  • Overview from the installation 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

  • Untitled from the series 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

  • Untitled from the series 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

  • Overview from the installation 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

  • Overview from the installation 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

Showcase: Sirin Winge

Sirin Winge's series 'Iscoceles' focuses on the male body and the ways in which two-dimensional images can be considered sculptural.

With a focus on texture, line and form, bringing together opposite shapes, working with the organic shape of the human body, juxtaposed with the hard geometrical shapes of the wooden sculpture, the artist questions the idea of the two-dimensional photograph and the body as a sculpture.

Overview from the installation 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

Overview from the installation ‘Iscoceles’, © Sirin Winge

For the exhibition, the artist has erected wooden forms that surround photographs printed on large pieces of card.

Entitled Iscoceles, a name that refers to the triangular shapes in the work, the artist attempts to present the image as sculpture and question the form of photography.

Overview from the installation 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

Overview from the installation ‘Iscoceles’, © Sirin Winge

In addition to the details of a torso, pale and with a supine, delicate strength, a video where the sitter contorts in slow motion is projected onto two pieces of wood, one behind the other, splitting the image.

Taken as a whole, the work succinctly demonstrates the already well established gentle, erudite minimalism of the photographer and her combination of technical ability and theoretical thought.

 

Sirin Winge is a Norwegian artist currently based in Oslo. Her work explores the limits of the two dimensional image with a strong focus on the body and the sculptural.

She works with the female gaze and the young male in art.

Overview from the installation 'Iscoceles', © Sirin Winge

Overview from the installation ‘Iscoceles’, © Sirin Winge

“My relationship with my photographic object, the desire to come back to the same object over and over lies in the fascination of the male body – as a woman I desire it, as an artist obsessed with aesthetics I see perfection in it and take great inspiration from it. Most of my work is highly influenced by shapes, colours and materials. Aesthetics is often more important than concept. A big part of my practice is also in the fascination with the object I have chosen to photograph. I take great inspiration from my subjects, what they are, do and what they look like.”

 

To see more of Sirin’s work click here

To see previous showcase and how to apply, click here