Behind Her Back

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Gadi Dagon Untitled, 2006 Black and white print 43 x 66 cm

This selection of works offers a backside view of women’s portraits. The holy trinity of portraits — the subject, the artist and the viewer — gets a little twist here. The artist’s gaze is directed at the subject’s back, and so is the viewer’s gaze. The subject doesn’t return the viewer’s look, doesn’t expose her face and quite possibly may be unaware that anyone is gazing at her from behind her back. The works in this selection show the different approaches that various artists have taken to this problem, and the ways in which they have used their unusual vantage point to serve a range of purposes.

Florian Sussmayr Exterieur, 2010 Oil on linen 40 x 35 cm
Florian Sussmayr Exterieur, 2010 Oil on linen 40 x 35 cm
Christopher Williams Untitled (Study in Yellow and Red/Berlin) Dirk Sharper Studio, Berlin, June 21st 2007 (no.2), 2008 C-Print 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Christopher Williams Untitled (Study in Yellow and Red/Berlin) Dirk Sharper Studio, Berlin, June 21st 2007 (no.2), 2008 C-Print 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Luc Tuymans CCTV, 2009 Oil on canvas 79 x 99.5 cm
Luc Tuymans CCTV, 2009 Oil on canvas 79 x 99.5 cm
Gadi Dagon Untitled, 2006 Black and white print 43 x 66 cm
Gadi Dagon Untitled, 2006 Black and white print 43 x 66 cm
דרור דאום, אכפת לי כי אכפת לך (דיפטיכון), 2014, הדפסת צבע, 155 על 105 ס"מ כל אחד
Dror Daum I care because you do (diptych), 2014 C-Print (framed) 155 x 105 cm each

Dror Daum
I care because you do (diptych), 2014
C-Print (framed)
155 x 105 cm each

Marlene Dumas Magdelena from the Back, 1996 - 1999 Ink and Chalk on Paper 141.6 x 62.5 x 5.1 cm
Gil Marco Shani A woman in front of a mirror, 2010 Acrylic and marker on canvas 282 x 200 cm
Gil Marco Shani A woman in front of a mirror, 2010 Acrylic and marker on canvas 282 x 200 cm

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