Artist Lea Golda Holterman
Meet the Artist
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Holterman’s power lies in her psychological penetration into her subject’s portrait and the moving intimacy pervading the encounter. There is usually a single figure, or to be more precise, two figures, present – the photographed and the photographer. On the photographic stage, a single moment takes place, which Holterman brings to her works again and again, in the originality of her gaze and her ability to preserve the primary experience.
In her photographs, the presence of the “forbidden,” the “taboo” abd tge marginalized is present, and yet they are so human and approachable, as if Holterman ripped the veil off of the deligitimatized reality and exposed the innermost chambers at the heart of private lives. The dramatic placement of the subject is the ars poetica aware of the history of classical painting, and yet her interpretation is absolutely intimate and personal. We can see in her works a kind of diary of an authentic life, not a “photographer’s career,” in which photography is not only the raison d’être but life itself in an absolute way.
2003 – 2008 B.F.A
2012 Fred Gallery, London (future)