In Autumn 2017, Sabrina van den Heuvel was appointed artist-in-residence at the Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut (NIKI) in Florence. During her stay she was inspired by the nature around Florence and Rome, the remains of classical antiquity in Tivoli and the masterpieces of Caravaggio and Michelangelo. Here she produced her series Corpus Dei (Divine Body). The individual who perfectly embodied this for her was Jacopo, a young man she discovered on the street in Florence, and who is the main character in her first series of male nudes.
Sabrina manages to surprise the viewer with a subtle technique with beautiful black-gray-white transitions, where photography almost becomes painting and drawing. Her series Corpus Dei consists of exciting and challenging compositions, which combine her sense of drama with a timeless aesthetic and with characters which really touch the soul.
Author (s): Edwin Becker, Michael Kwakkelstein, Sarah de Clercq
Appeared on: November 20, 2019
Dimensions: 245 x 300 mm
Photography: Sabrina van den Heuvel