In her first institutional solo exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bremen in summer 2019, Nona Inescu showed works that focus on the human interaction with natural and primitive materials – animate and inanimate. The artist draws analogies between human, animal, vegetal and mineral features and proposes possible interactions between human and non-human bodies through physical contact or touch. This is also the case in this photograph, in which a hand feels the body of a concretion stone. The title of the work, Rugosa, refers to the extinct wrinkled coral as well as the rough texture of the stone. The picture is reminiscent of a hand grabbing a belly. Inescus work challenges the prevailing subject-object relations in our relationship to "nature."
Rugosa (crust), 2019
Digital Print on Hahnemühle Paper
28 x 42 cm
Edition: 3 + 1 AP
Exclusively for Künstlerhaus Bremen