Wassaf Tamara – Fragilidad suspendida | Deméter
Lens Magazine|June 2021
My work is related to the human body; more specifically, I explore the notion of a portrait in a broad sense, inquiring into the details of the body and its relationship with objects of diverse origins.

My work is related to the human body; more specifically, I explore the notion of a portrait in a broad sense, inquiring into the details of the body and its relationship with objects of diverse origins.

Regarding the technical decisions, I work with digital photography, lending special attention to the assembly of the scene, emphasizing the theatrical dimension of the object/subject photographed as to the different stages of postproduction.

I am currently deepening in producing portraits that have a cross of looks, between the spectator and the portrayed, strong looks or even the denial of the look towards the spectator, imagining scenes that overcome the notion of the real in a sense strict.

I am interested in the evocative power of the gesture, the provocation of the gaze, and the exaltation of expression.

The marked contrast between lights and shadows, the use of specific colors, or the characters' postures often refer to the history of art, referencing the classic pillars of the Baroque.

Fragilidad Suspendida. 2017 (Fragility Suspended)

In this project, I explore the notion of an expanded portrait; I investigate beyond the subject portrayed, reaching a body's disappearance, a body without flesh, a fold in space. These, in turn, spaces included as intimate testimonies of the relationship between the subject and its environment, nature, and everyday life. A landscape with symbolic character, forcing the limits between reality, perception, and representation, allows us to reflect on the contemporary concept of intimate landscape

The nostalgia of being a foreigner and the fabrics found in a closet in an abandoned house play simultaneously with the multiplicity of ways of inhabiting an empty space, leading to the possibility of working their correlate from the idea of body-absence-woman-space. In this series, I put tension on the relationship between portraits, generally female with cloths, turbans, veils, and rags.

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