Yellow Curtain

Yellow Curtain

  • Artist

    Layla Rudneva-Mackay

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    C-type photograph

  • Size

    1145 x 1145 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2008

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    22 May 2008

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Description

    At first glance, Layla Rudneva-Mackay’s photographs seem explicit – stones and velvet – but their hidden information exercises your curiosity. The fabric hides a body just visible around its edges. This almost-concealed body is sandwiched between the velvet curtain and gravel hills by the narrow depth
    of field of the camera’s lens. The artist says her photographs construct incidents, catching moments between bodies and landscapes. This sense of theatre works on an intimate scale connecting the viewer and an absent subject. The latent drama
    is rendered static through the photographic process, creating a minimal yet vivid outcome.

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