In Shpilberg's digital photographs the mannequins are prosthetic and iconic references for femininity. In their suggestive sensual poses and moody expressions they act as clones in the threshold of humanity. Fashion models and nudes create a synergic representation of the world of women. In their outermost inner intensity, these clones show seductive and sensual poses, introspective faces, sad expressions and exalted emotions as mimesis of the feminine cosmos. They stage an inverted realism in which the viewer is confronted by an ambiguous realm of perception. Is it a dummy? Is it a model? Is it human?
Milagros Bello, Ph.D