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                                                            Skin Studies 2010-2019





Mia Dudek has delved into an essential confrontation of opposites: an organic and expansive force against an artificial system of compression and confinement.
Her work is a disciplined and unceasing investigation into the dynamic relationship of the body and the different layers built around it.
These two conflicting forces are also a metaphor for more complex psychological battles.
It is a desire to grow out, to break free, against an agency which intents to regulate and restrain; to probe the limits of the body and examine the different relationships with its immediate surroundings.


The veins, moles and other structural body elements in Mia Dudek’s depicted models’ skin conjure a sense of fragility and allude to a translucent and corporeal surface that has sensitivity to touch.
It has been artist’s extended and ongoing attempt to represent alienation in depictions of compromised human physicality.
Her works are shot through with a sense of claustrophobia – of ourselves being repressed by our bodies, and our bodies being repressed and contained by the physical world.






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Untitled I - V

C-Type Prints on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper,
Mounted on Aluminium
Dimensions Variable,
Editions of 3 + 1AP









                  






  




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Safe Keeping I & II

C-Type Prints on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper,
Mounted on Security Glass, Nielsen Aluminium Frame
40 x 50 cm
Uniques






    





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Casing I-III

C-Type Prints on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper,
Mounted on Aluminium
Dimensions Variable,
Editions of 3 + 1 AP





                                                




      


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Monolith II

Inkjet Print on Aluminium,
150 x 150 cm
Unique





 




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Figures I - V

C-Type Prints on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper,
Nielsen Aluminium Frame with Passe Partout
30 x 25 cm,
Editions of 3 + 1 AP






     
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