Daria Endresen is a young and talented artist making her way between Norway and France. Photographer, model and muse by turns, her passion for music and art is at the heart of this promising young artist.
She mentions Hans Memling and Albrecht Dürer as her inspiration, and a single glance at her work conjures up the alien women of Petrus Christus and the minimalist strength of Van der Weyden. The light, inherited of the Flasmish painting, is soft yet almost oppressive, and covers the models with the melancholy of dust and the majesty of powder.
The models, either androgynous odd beauties or the artist herself, seem frozen in time, in weightlessness or even in some under water world of silence and peace.
Bodies, often naked, are more dimorphic than sexed. Pricked by mysterious threads and stigmatised in a religious allusion, the flesh, textured like a painting, shows no suffering, sooner freed than under duress.
You can find more about Daria Endresen and her inspiring projects here.