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Eva Stenram was born in Stockholm, but is based in London.
In pornography/ forest-pics (2004-12), she selects imagery from hardcore websites in which the models have sex in forests, and then digitally deletes the bodies. Drape (2011-) is a related project.
Based on pinups selected from sixties men’s magazines bought on eBay, she edits certain found images from the magazines in such a way that studio drapery is given the prominence usually reserved for the model. In each series, Stenram encourages the viewer to oscillate between absence and presence, or background and foreground – and to fill in the blanks in
ways that are more inventive than the clichés of mainstream pornography.
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