Under the enigmatic and surrealistic name Body Vase, Torkil Gudnason has assembled a work of art and love. Merging two of his passions - female form and flowers - he creates an artful harmony of curve, straight line, skin, and color. Shocking for some, erotic for most, the aesthetic quest is all mastery and mystery. Body Vase is incredibly intimate. It is purely about the model and the photographer. Only the flower, the artist, and his muse - or should we say muses? Although it overall feels like a sole body excessive exploration, there are twelve different women in this book.
New York City based and Denmark born photographer, Torkil Gudnason, came to the United States in 1978 to pursue his passion in the field of photography. In contrast to the long dark winters that Gudnason experienced growing up in Denmark, his mind and eye drifts towards vibrant and lively subject matter that he constructs in his studio. Gudnason’s most recent works express feelings of wonder and explore the contemporary natural world through the use of color and abstraction of the nude human form. By using classical subject matter, he creates compositions that relate to history but grow and progress in his own light through the use of symbol.