A Leica Gallery Porto exhibition showcasing the work of German photographic artist Tina Trumpp opens on March 10th 2018. Presented in a spacious and classic setting, “Shades of Sensuality” focuses on her work with photographic motifs of the female nude. Using natural lighting and soft lines, Tina Trumpp has created sleek and sensual images of the female body. The mystery of femininity is revisited with a fresh perspective – not as an object of desire, but rather with a respectful elegance, simultaneously displaying confidence, strength and breathtaking beauty.
When immersed in Tina Trumpp’s visual world, the observer can feel her intensity and the artistic spirit with which she approaches her muses. The observer’s sense of the moment gives way to feminine fantasies and erotic dream-like images. Far from being superficial pin-ups, her photographs recall a visual language that reflects a painter’s view of the female body. George Bataille once wrote that “Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.” The sensuality of the female nude, as seen by a woman, is seductive and provocative at the same time. This young artist has created her own very personal view of the female body amid the current, newly enflamed background of a shockingly self-righteous and almost puritanical debate. “Shades of Sensuality” is the poetic and inviting title for this exhibition. In her work Tina Trumpp presents us with a clear symbol of love. The way she observes femininity is an ode to the beauty of women and it is enchanting without being voyeuristic.
Frank Paul Kistner