Mairi-Luise Tabbakh’s erotic photographic works capture the raw essence of woman as a subject and explore the sensuality of human relationships. The objectification of her subject is all the more intriguing given her own femininity and adds a layer of mystery to her work. Her photographs have featured within various publications as well as group exhibitions in both London and Paris, and can be found within a number of notable private art collections.
Mairi-Luise Tabbakh’s London debut was the Humans Relations two person exhibition, alongside Fenton Bailey, presenting a monochromatic theme of erotic photography. Sascha Bailey curated the show at Imitate Modern, which launched to an impressive turnout of celebrities, collectors and press; cementing its success with industry heavyweight Damien Hirst purchasing pieces for his own collection. Marco Pierre White, Lord Bath and Derek Chisora are also collectors of Mairi-Luise’s photography.
As an artist, Tabbakh sources inspiration from all creative outlets – from the writings of Anais Nin to the films of Gus Van Sant, Harmony Korine, and of course fellow photographers, including Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Juergen Teller and Nan Goldin. Mairi -Luise leaves no doubt as to the passion and depth of emotion in her imagery and has the ability to turn her interaction and fixation on the human subject into a beautiful art form.
Featured Image: Mairi-Luise Tabbakh – G&T II – Image courtesy of Imitate Modern