Photographer Stephie Grape is today’s ARTIST TO WATCH in today’s exclusive NAKID feature editorial titled, ‘ID‘.
A research in progress regarding the last three years, concerning sex identity in personal and collective level, during the time point of the transition from innocence to actual adulthood. A binary question for the expression of sexuality, eroticism, the desire of emotional safety and how these needs reflect in the physical field. The body does not de facto exist, it is “material-bearer of meaning” that exists through the procedures that each person makes. It is the place where identities are generated and regenerated constantly to accept and defy them later, with only guarantee their authenticity.
Nowadays, the sex identity is coming through its revolutionary era trying to surpass the imposed social norm, as a result of years of patriarchy, and gradually depreciate the mind sets of sexual discrimination socio-politically. It is about a new pansexual status, conquered by sexual fluidity in which each person as an individual subject has the potential of identifying itself and to decide for the self-disposition of its body. The “new identity” looks vague at first for its similarities and differences but maybe is part of a global, universal identity more reconciled and absolved.
Stephie Grape is a Greek photographer, living and working in Athens. She started studying at the Law School but she finally found herself in visual arts. Her research focus is that of the human body as a place of identities and social meanings and how these two are connected and interact with one another. She gets inspiration from graphic design, typography and pop culture and her friends. She has participated to exhibitions in Greece and recently her work, titled ID, was presented at The Young Greek Photographers of Athens Photo Festival 2020.
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