The Ravestijn Gallery,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
“Even though the photographs were originally meant to be focused on sport, the series I’ve created captures moments of tenderness, and in some cases even eroticism.“
Eva Stenram (b. 1976, Sweden) treats the archive as both a source of inspiration and as a library of raw materials from which to create new work. Delving into old family collections, space station and planetary records, vintage pornography and pin-up magazines her collection of archival imagery spans a vast spread of genres. As she sifts through and transforms flat surfaces, inserting playful manipulations, Stenram finds herself starting a dialogue creating an interplay between the past and present. Ultimately, her work is about being a viewer — a voyeuristic consumer — and how we daydream, fantasise and imagine new worlds.
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