Anica Archip

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I'm uncomfortable being photographed and have been uncomfortable exposing a lot of skin - even at the beach. Like most females growing up in a big city, the unsolicited and lewd attention, that began in my pre-teen years, made me guarded, feeling ashamed of my body. Now, as a mature woman I've been working to reclaim my self-image through my art. My self-portaitures challenge me to see the sensual nature of my female form, both soft and strong, and present it to the viewer on my terms - it's a powerful, healing adventure.   

My style of shooting is spontaneous. I could be in a restaurant bathroom, see my form in the mirror, how the light falls on certain parts and be inspired. I’ll lock the door, quickly disrobe and start shooting. I find freedom of expression "being in the moment", unplanned, unconstrained. When reviewing the images I almost always see my form in geometric shapes; a circle here, an angle there. I find myself simplifying the background, I decontextualize the image so that the form, shapes and angles I see take prominence. As I reconstruct, I hardly ever know what the final piece will look like.

"A Study in Mathematics & Engineering: Vectors", 2020, Digital Photography
"A Study in Mathematics & Engineering: Triangle", 2020, Digital Photography
"Geometry: Angles & Curves 1", 2019, Digital Photography
"Geometry: Angles & Curves 2", 2020, Digital Photography

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