a meeting of lovers
We’re happy to present seven new prints by Malou da Cunha Bang. The prints Grundform (Elementary form) are made within the realms of the project I afstanden (In the Gaps) which explores the paradoxical nature of intimacy, through an encounter between two lovers. The project focuses on the duality of the sexually intimate encounter; that you must let go and be present at the same time. It is a study of the nature of presence and a showdown with the expectation that everything else disappears during the intimate encounter.
In Grundform, the artist zooms in on the sexual act itself to the extent that it becomes abstract. And thus, da Cunha Bang elegantly emphasizes her point, that in the sex act between lovers, the closeness almost becomes a counter-intuitive abstraction. One drowns (also as a spectator) in the unfocused and cannot orient oneself in the carnality of the close-ups.
Malou da Cunha Bang graduated from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2016 and has since lived and worked in Copenhagen. She works with video and photography, but first and foremost printmaking. 2020 sha was nominated to the prestigious Queen Sonja Print Award.