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Lot 5
Archival pigment print
23.2 x 15.3 in (59.0 x 39.0 cm)
Edition of 10
Signed on verso; accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist


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Dark, yet luminous, photographer Michael Søndergaard’s 'Nate', appears more baroque than contemporary, in a manner akin to such masters as Caravaggio and Georges de La Tour. Søndergaard’s background in religious studies is evident in this haunting and etherial portrait. The feather which frames the subject's unblemished face, is a feature often used by the Danish artist. Søndergaard’s portraits of unsullied youths are arresting examinations of gender, beauty, and masculinity.

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About Michael Søndergaard

Michael Søndergaard (Danish, b. 1988) is a contemporary photographer based in Copenhagen. Søndergaard often works with the culture and identity of the youth. Focusing on portraiture, Søndergaard studied Religion Science at University of Copenhagen. Using his background in religion science, Søndergaard evokes liminal power of rituals and applies those perforative and aesthetic elements of transference in his photography.