Adela Puterkova



Private Collection

Adela Puterkova is a fine art and commercial photographer based in Northern Ireland. Her practice aims to challenge society's representation of the ideal woman and to disclaim ideas of women as dirty, messy or untouchable. In these self-portraits, she contradicts ascribed taboos and celebrates the experience of being female by examining denigrated aspects of femininity. In the project she explores the sensuality of her plus-sized body and the beauty of flesh. This Vocabulary of Touch generates a new language around the sensory experience of the body. The tactility of the intervention on the photographs invites the viewer to engage with touch and smell in appreciation of the phenomena of womanhood.