Fruit Loops

  • Loreal Prystaj
  • 2014
  • Inv. No. 261.15.08
  • Edition 9 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Nudo, Persone
Size M
60x44cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size L
120x76cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted on Dibond Mounting
 
120x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Americana Frame Mounting
 
120x80cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 
Size XL
200x128cm Dimensions
Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting
 

The photographs of the series Body and Bathworks are focused on the photographer herself, with scenes set in a bathtub. The perspective is steady; the viewpoint is contained within four walls and the focus is on the bathtub and on the body. Its palepurity, along with the carefully constructed pose, makes it impossible to spot any sign of life. If the place and the point of view are still thes ame, details are changing: it is the body that changes its position, it is the camera that moves back and forth, playing with the perspective of the scene. The bathtub is too small to fit the body, which is forced to curl up, submerged in a liquid that seems to be preserving it. These are the means Loreal Prystaj used to depict a space that is multifaceted despite its narrowness. The photographs excite emotions and inspire stories. Linked with their own titles, these shots urge the viewer to question the meaning of the titles them selves.
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.