Christian Gaul

“Skin Deep”

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Photograph printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag cotton paper 308 g/m².

Dimensions: 50 cm x 50 cm 19,69 in x 19,69 in

Edition of: 5

Hand-signed and numbered by the artist on the back.
The artwork includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

Frame: This artwork is unframed

5 in stock

Shipping from: Germany
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Series name: Free Skin
Year: 2020
Medium: Photography
Style: Black & White, Nude

Shibari represents a dance in which trust becomes interwoven between the practitioner of rope artistry and the recipient. The photographer, adopting a silent and observant stance, captures the choreography of unfiltered emotions. Each image serves as a fleeting glimpse into a profound connection, commemorating the affection for ropes and fetishism while transcending the physical realm.

Within the context of Shibari, the ropes function as extensions of will, passion, and artistic expression. Every knot narrates a tale, each suspension represents a journey, and every captured image provides a portal to the domain of consensual surrender. This work pays homage to the beauty of human expression, wherein Shibari engages not only bodies but also hearts and souls in an intimate and fervent dance of desire and complicity.

About the Artist

Photographer and film director Christian Gaul is essentially a portraitist, as he defines himself. He graduated in Economics and German Literature from New York University and completed a year of graduate studies in photography at the New England School of Photography in Boston. In Brazil, Christian Gaul worked as a photojournalist and advertising as a fashion photographer. His portfolio includes several fashion editorials for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, GQ, Playboy and Rolling Stone magazines. The artist has also done photographic reports for the sports magazine Trip, also known for its coverage of themes such as politics, sex and culture, as well for the daily brazilian newspaper "O Dia", for which he explored daily violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Currently, Christian Gaul lives in Berlin, city where he explores his personal contemporary photographic art projects.

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