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. Corpus Dei, Sabrina’s first series of male nudes, is a range of exciting, challenging compositions combining her sense of drama with a timeless aesthetic and with personages that deeply touch your 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