Bart Nijboer ©

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    Naked Skin

    2022

     

    steel, motor

    55x55x180cm

     

     

    The female body, formed from roughly cut pieces of steel metal, slowly move out in pieces and then rejoin to form the characteristic body. The sensitivity of the skin, being naked, exposing, and the strength of the body against references from the sheet metal to a knights armor, the armed forces and the physical battle, come beautifully together. At a time when female nudes can no longer be seen separate from gender discussions, beauty ideals and sexism, I want to portray the naked human body as something universal. In this work I want to express who or what we, as human beings (should / can) be: Free, original, powerful, vulnerable and sincere.