Elfie Semotan‘s series “Bad Seeds” shows the young model Natalia Vodianova at various stages of anger. The portraits are juxtaposed to a scenic photoseries showing the peak of the outburst. At the time, Semotan gave “Painted Contacts” its colourful markings and borders to make it stand out from the crowd. Today, these charming interventions fulfil quite another purpose.
This exhibition runs from August 14 to 30 2019 (ART NON STOP).
| ||Elfie Semotan graduated from Austrian Fashion School Of Design in 1960, then discovered photography in Paris, where she was modelling. Back to Vienna in 1969, she began working as a professional photographer, doing fashion, advertising and portraits, becoming Austria’s most famous photographer. She then worked on an international level for magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Esquire, Interview, ID, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Marie Claire, The New Yorker and many more. She moved to NYC in 1994, where she pursued her career, as well as developing personal exhibitions projects. Elfie Semotan has been married to artists Kurt Kocherscheidt and Martin Kippenberger, with whom she collaborated, as well as with longtime friend Helmut Lang. She has two sons, and now lives and works in New York, Vienna, and Jennersdorf (Austria).|