Layla Rudneva-Mackay

Yellow Curtain

Yellow Curtain by Layla Rudneva-Mackay

Artwork Detail

At first glance, Layla Rudneva-Mackay’s photographs seem explicit – stones and velvet – but their hidden information exercises your curiosity. The fabric hides a body just visible around its edges. This almost-concealed body is sandwiched between the velvet curtain and gravel hills by the narrow depth

of field of the camera’s lens. The artist says her photographs construct incidents, catching moments between bodies and landscapes. This sense of theatre works on an intimate scale connecting the viewer and an absent subject. The latent drama

is rendered static through the photographic process, creating a minimal yet vivid outcome.

Yellow Curtain
Layla Rudneva-Mackay
Production date
C-type photograph
1145 x 1145 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2008
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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