Christoph Schmidberger - Contemporary Artists

Resist me - that's all I need

Resist me - that's all I need The Saatchi Gallery

Christoph Schmidberger

Resist me - that's all I need

oil on canvas

178 x 129.5 cm

A young girl lies on a large bed in an elegantly furnished room, with legs bare, a breast exposed, and only her pet Spaniel to protect what remains of her modesty. A porcelain, sickly sweet beauty, she presents an image of utter vulnerability, Pre-Raphaelite surrender, and a paradise on the verge of being lost. The title of the work represents a direct challenge to the viewer, confronted with an open-ended and highly charged situation fraught with danger; the tragic, touchpaper corruptibility of adolescent youth.
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