Emily Rope 2/4

Edition of 4 ~ 30×20 inches


  • From a limited edition of 4 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 30×20 inches/76×51 cm
  • Paper: 32×22 inches/81×56 cm


Art-ID: EK4_8405 Medium: Collections: ,

In a deserted industrial building, a nude female hoists her body upward. Here is a pairing of urban exploration, art nude, and classic pinup. A thick, dark rope spirals around her body from ribs to foot, a connection to her environment through an unseen overhead beam. Her chin is tipped up, eyes closed in concentration. She is tipped up on her toes, exposing the soiled soles of her feet, her second connection with her environment. Her blonde hair trails down the length of her torso to below her waist. Her pristine hair and glowing body stand out in contrast to the cool-toned unkempt surroundings.

This display of female athleticism diverges from the passive, reclining nudes rooted in traditional painting. Her posture and expression display self-confidence. Her curvaceous body speaks to the institution of pin-up art, with the added distinction of her strength.

Urban exploration, paired with art nude

The scene tells an intriguing story, bathed in a mix of vulnerability and strength. The abandoned space is haunted by its past, and this addition elicits new spirits.

The room is bathed in tones of tan and teal concrete and steel. Debris textures the floor and rust punctuates the painted surfaces. Diamond-patterned mesh doors divide the space into foreground and background, imposing a structure of lines around her body. Subtle tones seen through the mesh hint at the form of the deeper space behind the doors.

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