Artist and her Model (2005-)

The title Artist and her model refers to two things. I have in the recent years started to use more and more other models in my work. I'm especially interested in the way an artist looks at a model, the ‘artist's gaze’ which is neither the male gaze nor the female gaze but something neutral, observing, scrutinising, sometimes surprised or admiring.

In the double portraits of artist and model I try to make this gaze visible. In addition, Artist and her model points to the double identity I have in my photographs: since my very beginning in the 90’s, the artist and the model have often been one and the same.

These new photographs continue the same visual thinking as my previous series The New Painting (2000-2004) and Model Studies (2002-). My work consists of walking with the camera in a back-pack and the tripod under the arm, observing the changing light, looking for the simple landscape. The essential questions are the passage of time, the color of light, the human figure. I’m looking for what we too often lack in the everyday life: calm, wide spaces, surprise, veritable solitude and in compensation a shared experience.

Elina Brotherus 2008-09

Artist and her Model |

Artist and Model Reflected in a Mirror 1

Artist and Model Reflected in a Mirror 1

Dimensions: 130x104cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Artist and Model Reflected in a Mirror 2

Artist and Model Reflected in a Mirror 2

Dimensions: 130x104cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Artist and Model Reflected in a Mirror 3

Artist and Model Reflected in a Mirror 3

Dimensions: 130x104cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Nudo fiorentino

Nudo fiorentino

Dimensions: 80x53cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Self-portrait with Arno Rafael Minkkinen, or Student and teacher under a plum tree

Self-portrait with Arno Rafael Minkkinen, or Student and teacher under a plum tree

Dimensions: 80x53cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Teacher and student, Self-portrait with Susanna Majuri

Teacher and student, Self-portrait with Susanna Majuri

Dimensions: 80x98cm | Year: 2011 | Edition:6

Teacher and student, Self-portrait with Dorothée Smith

Teacher and student, Self-portrait with Dorothée Smith

Dimensions: 70x91cm | Year: 2011 | Edition:6

Hotel 1

Hotel 1

Dimensions: 40x57cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Hotel 2

Hotel 2

Dimensions: 40x57cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Reflection

Reflection

Dimensions: 40x56cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Nu Descendant un Escalier

Nu Descendant un Escalier

Dimensions: 60x90cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Nu Bruxellois

Nu Bruxellois

Dimensions: 80x53cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

The Persimmon Tree

The Persimmon Tree

Dimensions: 80x53cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Forest Road

Forest Road

Dimensions: 80x53cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Winter Landscape with Laura’s Dress

Winter Landscape with Laura’s Dress

Dimensions: 70x100cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Black Bay

Black Bay

Dimensions: 60x90cm | Year: 2010 | Edition:6

Black Bay

Black Bay

Dimensions: 70x99cm | Year: 2011 | Edition:6

Deux personnages au bord de la mer

Deux personnages au bord de la mer

Dimensions: 105x133cm | Year: 2005 | Edition:6

Points of View on Landscape I

Points of View on Landscape I

Dimensions: 2 x 105x130cm | Year: 2006 | Edition:6

Points of View on Landscape II

Points of View on Landscape II

Dimensions: 2 x 70x85cm | Year: 2006 | Edition:6

Points of View on Landscape III

Points of View on Landscape III

Dimensions: 70x79cm + 70x76cm | Year: 2006 | Edition:6

Points of View on Landscape IV

Points of View on Landscape IV

Dimensions: 70x85cm + 70x71cm | Year: 2006 | Edition:6

Two figures standing

Two figures standing

| Year: 2006 | Edition:6

Two figures, one seated

Two figures, one seated

| Year: 2006 | Edition:6

Man with umbrella

Man with umbrella

Dimensions: 70x90cm | Year: 2006 | Edition:6

In the mirror 1

In the mirror 1

Dimensions: 40x52cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

In the mirror 2

In the mirror 2

Dimensions: 40x52cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Portrait of a couple

Portrait of a couple

Dimensions: 105x127cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Here today, gone tomorrow

Here today, gone tomorrow

Dimensions: 70x84cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Here today, gone tomorrow 2

Here today, gone tomorrow 2

Dimensions: 80x93cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Couple in the mountains

Couple in the mountains

Dimensions: 80x99cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Man on a mountain path

Man on a mountain path

Dimensions: 70x87cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

The Lake

The Lake

Dimensions: 70x88cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Green Lake

Green Lake

Dimensions: 80x97cm / 105x128cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Two figures in front of a mountain landscape

Two figures in front of a mountain landscape

Dimensions: 50x58cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Waterfront

Waterfront

Dimensions: 60x74cm | Year: 2007 | Edition:6

Fuji-mi 1

Fuji-mi 1

Dimensions: 70x80cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Fuji-mi 2

Fuji-mi 2

Dimensions: 70x55cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Fuji-mi 3

Fuji-mi 3

Dimensions: 70x86cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Fuji-mi 4

Fuji-mi 4

Dimensions: 70x88cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Fuji-mi 5

Fuji-mi 5

Dimensions: 70x81cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Fuji-mi 6

Fuji-mi 6

Dimensions: 70x80cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Interior with a lamp

Interior with a lamp

Dimensions: 70x84cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

The Pool

The Pool

Dimensions: 80x99cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

By the lake

By the lake

| Year: 2008 | Edition:6

La maja vestida

La maja vestida

Dimensions: 50x62cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

La maja desnuda

La maja desnuda

Dimensions: 50x62cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Mistral-1

Mistral-1

Dimensions: 80x99cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Mistral-2

Mistral-2

Dimensions: 50x74cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Maaru's Mountain

Maaru's Mountain

Dimensions: 80x99cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Emre's Umbrella

Emre's Umbrella

Dimensions: 80x98cm | Year: 2008 | Edition:6

Newton's Color Theory

Newton's Color Theory

Dimensions: 105x132cm | Year: 2009 | Edition:6