Anna Sofie Jespersen
Anna Sofie Jespersen, is a Danish mixed-media digital artist, exploring the unarticulated drives and desires at the heart of experience through a portraiture series in disembodied parts. The artist’s multimedia compositions linger on individual features to the point of abstraction, projecting a funhouse mirror-distortion of the fragmented body theorized in Lacan’s mirror stage. These libidinal fixations and desires materialize without ever attaining wholeness, reflecting the perversity of real desire, which is always experienced as a lack.
Jespersen intersperses psychoanalytic theories of early childhood development and pop culture references into her visual narratives, which she molds with an intensity that blurs the distinction between humor and horror. Sex and viscera combine with sensations of alienation and the uncanny to flesh out a tableau of raw, human feeling.