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All images underlying the tracings are cut-out of lingerie brochures.
The source of inspiration for the two series entitled “Succeeding Desire” are mail-order catalogues for bathing suits and lingerie. Having cut out individual pictures from the catalogue and mounted them on a sheet of white DIN A4 paper, Björnsson puts a sheet of transparent paper on top of the collage and traces the images with a pencil. In tracing the images the artist seems to be much more concerned with the contradiction of bringing something forward and concealing it at the same time than with concentrating on the image underneath. Björnsson only traces the outlines of the body of the swimsuit models, leaving out the textile products and the background. He highlights the obvious aim of these images to enhance desire in an attempt to subdue it at the same time. Each image is displayed with all its different layers – background, mounted photograph and tracing – in a single frame.