HESTER SCHEURWATER
Shooting Back 17, 2010, Courtesy of the artist, and Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam

Hester Scheurwater 
*1971 in the Netherlands
lives in Rotterdam
www.hesterscheurwater.com

The photography, short films, and video perform-ances of Hester Scheurwater explore her desires, obsessions, and fears. Being a model and the artist in her often sexually explicit photo-graphs, she almost obsessively portrays herself in a vulgar and explicit way, where her face is almost always purposely hidden by flash or camera. This challenges our perception of female nude images, but for her it becomes a curious investi-gation of herself. The mirrored self-images are her way of reacting to the imitated and fake media images that constantly tease our imagination.