Superhuman Nude

2011

Banner, Fiona
Fiona Banner creates nude studies from life, transcribing physical scenarios into verbal descriptions. These 'wordscapes' define the shapes and forms of the body as well as fleeting moments such as the tension in a second of shared eye contact, or a nervous finger tapping. Banner’s print is a nude study of a Paralympic athlete. The title alludes to the extraordinary physicality of this body. She focuses on strength and physicality but also on the fragility of a human awaiting competition. Banner says ‘I liked the idea of comparing the athlete to a superhero, with some extraordinary prosthetic gift. Looking at an athlete naked made them powerful and vulnerable at once
  • Artwork Details: 76 x 60cm
  • Edition: of 150
  • Material description: Inkjet with one colour screen print and one glaze on 300gsm Somerset Photosatin paper. Produced by K2 Screen, London.
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Nude
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC35/2011

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