41,000 years ago our early ancestors made art in the caves at the shores of the Cantabrian Sea. They made what any child has done ever since when they get the chance: A statement of existence with the closest tool available – a print of their hand.
The discovery in the spanish caves inspired me to do a series of photos showing the human body being used as a painting tool. The resulting paintings would be imprints of the body – a human negative – made with different materials. During the first experiments I realised that the paintings made with bodies were far less interesting than the bodies themselves in the artmaking process. “Antibodies” is the resulting series from this exploration. Digital paintings showing the human body as the subject and canvas while being a tool for making its own negative.
A work in progress.