Introduction by Jo Kalinowska
Photographed by Zahra Reijs in Rotterdam

It’s easy to only perceive the surface of Sevdaliza; her striking features, sultry vocals, confident aura and disciplined figure. But these are only the beginning. Her work delves, layer by layer, under her skin, understanding who she is, her unconscious motivations, hidden desires and urges. The hidden textures of relationships. The intimacy of her productions have taken us on journeys that unveiled an unpredictable tragedy within a marriage, landed us in the centre of a hyperreal future – masks of her face scattered across the floor – and addressed a consumerist culture that distorts us into a robotic routine. Let your perception sink deeper into these beautifully evocative photos captured by Zahra Reijs.

Special thanks to Maison the Faux for the clothing