#PickoftheDay: Francesca Woodman and Zoe Gruni

Woodman and Gruni make themselves the focus and subject of their work, producing the most provocative, crude and nearly animalistic imagery.  

Woodman is one of the most recognized artists, who in her short ten-year career produced over 600 works. Possibly one of my favorite photographers, Woodman studied at RISD, and spent her most prolific years in Providence, RI, which holds a special place in my heart. 

Italian artist, Zoe Gruni is a new discovery for me, but a truly wonderful one. Similar to Cindy Sherman she disguises herself and gains a new identity in front of the camera lens. Gruni puts on a fur mask and photographs herself as she travels the world.  

For Woodman and Gruni, Italy was a place of creative formation. Both artists found a source of inspiration for their diaristic work in Surrealism, and photographed themselves obsessively

For similar works discover Self As Subject gene on Artsy.

Both works are part of the Armory show, and are on view between March 7 and 10.