shaver 2012, oil on canvas, 83 x 140 cm
Shaver is a series of oil paintings that depict a man in the bathtub shaving his tanned legs. Anyone who knows the attributes can see that there is a road cyclist depicted. Cycle sport is filled with aesthetic codes and ideals, where the sharp boundary between tan and pale skin is one, the always clean-shaven legs another. Like the athletes in Eugene Jansson's paintings, hailed in this case, the male body. But thoughts are also with Zorn's depicted women, nudity, the averted gaze and the proximity to water.