Maryam Eisler

The United Kingdom, London Tristan Hoare

Whilst scouting for locations, Eisler discovered the Carrieres de Lumieres (Quarries of Light), an extraordinary site which was once a bauxite quarry in the bowels of the Val d’Enfer (Valley of Hell). This other-worldly backdrop in southern France became the first setting for Eurydice in Provence – a collection of elegant, monochromatic photographs of the female form – where the artist has juxtaposed myth and reality to explore ancient and universal themes: love and lust, trust, ‘The Divine Feminine’, human temptation, invincible passion, and mankind’s insignificance amidst the greatness of nature.