Rubik's Nude

  • Loreal Prystaj
  • 2011
  • Inv. No. 261.15.06
  • Edition 9 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Nudo
Size M
70x45cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

The whole series Being features femalebodies literally stripped naked, showing their deepest andtrue essence. Real bodies offer themselves to the viewer; bodies portrayed from a diverted, upside-down,alienating perspective. Loreal Prystaj’s camera breatheslife into images that seize the most intimate nature of the portrayed subjects, unfolding their most hiddenand secret features to the viewer. 
These images make astrong impression, urging the viewer toraise questions and thus to realise that the picture is showing a new,intimate, carefully constructed world, inorderto convey such an inner true experience that could not be otherwise shared. Through a powerful and nearlyinvasive tone, these shots depict the tragedy of a conscience questioningitself, without ever reaching the final conclusion.
After completing her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, Loreal Prystaj earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography. She began to show her works while still a student, when in 2009 she was featured at the collective exhibition Magic of Lights in gallery in Rochester (New York). The very young Prystaj first presented the Being series in 2011 at Middlebury, and then the following year in Pasadena (California). That year she was awarded first prize in photography by the ArtBuzz Collection (New York) and received honourable mention for best portfolio from Image City Photography Gallery in New York. In 2013, after being featured at exhibitions in Brooklyn and Manhattan, she went abroad and participated in the Pingyoa Art Exhibition (Pingyoa, China). In 2014 she was a featured artist at Photopalooza, staged at the Erie Art Museum (Pennsylvania), with the work Weightless Spaces from the Dark Fairytales series, which is now part of the museum’s permanent collection. Prystaj’s first solo exhibition was staged in Manhattan in 2015 and was devoted to the Being series. At the same time, she was selected for an artist-in-residence programme in Yamaguchi (Japan) at the Akiyoshidai International Art Village, which ended with the solo exhibition Yuとme夢. That year she was invited as Guest Artist for an event at Public.Factory in SoHo, where she displayed the Body and Bathworks series to accompany a new performance entitled Girl in a Tub.