Our latest featured artist in our ongoing Artists You Need To Know is Laura Letinsky. She’s spoken of her work as being “in part about the relationship between looking at something and other bodily experiences.” These are delicately evocative and unsettling images: we offer just a sample, as you can see more of her lovely practice at her site.
“Driven by her interest in “control, accidents, and contrivance,” Laura Letinsky is best known for her exquisitely composed still life photographs, redolent with ambiguity. Early in her career, she photographed couples in the intimacy of their own homes, creating sensual visual narratives about love and relationships. By the late 1990s, Letinsky stopped photographing people and replaced them with objects—a stained napkin, orange peels, half eaten bits of candy—that hinted at human presence. Keenly aware of the rich narrative possibilities inherent in still lifes and influenced by 17th-century Dutch still life painting, Letinsky crafts tabletop vignettes that suggest larger narratives, as she explains: “It’s this idea that the narrative has already occurred; the meal has been eaten, the cornucopia has been consumed, something has been consummated, and this is what’s left in the early morning light.” (from artsy.net)
Much more of her evocative, and sometimes haunting, images can be seen at her site, that indicate the presence of people that are not depicted, and are there simply by implication, or by that which they leave behind. Letinsky’s resume is impressive, and more about her past exhibitions and various writings about her practice, are available at her page, which we highly encourage you to visit.