What are Bodyscapes

Bodyscapes - What's it all about?

Bodyscapes.  Cory Varcoe is self-taught in his art practice and has been photographing landscapes for over ten years. Over the past four years, Cory has been capturing the human body, creating fine art photographs that reflect his surroundings and using the body’s nude form to emulate landscape. By using the purest aspect of the body in its nude form, body and skin evoke the texture of land with layers of ambiguity and mystery. This creates visual landscapes that lure the viewer into thinking they are looking at a far-off place, before drawing the eye closer. At this point, the viewer may realise that what they are looking at is made up of parts of the human body. Each work is composed of carefully selected photographs of detailed body parts. The chosen images are digitally layered and positioned to create landscapes.  Cory Varcoe is passionate about capturing the beauty of the nude in a new light. Bodyscapes reveals the human form in rarefied and deeply atmospheric photographs.

Fineart Exhibitions


May 2015 - Waimumu Te Tipua Art Exhibition
2 of 3 works sold on opening night.

2015 - Copper Kettle Gallery
Solo exhibition.

May 2016 - Waimumu Te Tipua Art Exhibition
People’s Choice Award.

2016 to 2018 - The IvyBox
Art gallery located in Queenstown, New Zealand,

March to May 2017 - Southland Museum and Art Gallery
18 piece solo exhibition.

May 2017 - Waimumu Te Tipua Art Exhibition
Overall Excellence Award.

July 2017 - Riversdale Art Exhibition
Invited to display 3 works.

July to September 2017 - Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery
Solo exhibition.

May 2018 - Waimumu Te Tipua Art Exhibition
3 works on display.

May 2018 - Preston Russell Art Awards
On display at the Riverton Art Gallery.

July 2018 - Riversdale Art Exhibition
Invited to display 6 works.

August 2018 - Chiaroni Gallery Opening
Invited to display 2 works during the opening exhibition.

August 2019 - Chiaroni Gallery - Connections
20+ work solo exhibition

2015 - NZ Photographer Magazine feature: Inspiring Artist

In 2015 after presenting to the Dunedin Photographic Society Cory was asked to be interviewed as an Inspiring Artist in the NZ Photographer magazine.

2017 - The Life Magazine feature: A Naked Ambition

In 2017 Cory was asked to be part of the nationally distributed magazine The Life. This also included photoshoot of Cory shooting a model in the studio as well as a radio interview.

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