Valérie Belin (French version)

Valérie Belin (French version)
Valérie Belin (French version)


Publisher: Damiani
Format : Large format
Presentation : Hardcover
Weight : 1201g

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22,0 cm × 28,0 cm × 3,0 cm


A careful study of French photographer Valérie Belin's stunning series, from Magicians, Bouquets, and Lido to Brides, Bob, and Black Eyed Susan, to recent works such as Super Models and All Stars.
French photographer Valérie Belin (b. 1964) explores matter, the body, the living and the artificial - and representations of all these strained categories - in a body of disquieting photographic work characterized by a fascination with light, detail and surface texture. Valérie Belin presents an overview of the artist's work since 2007, including her most recent series, All Star, a series of portraits of ghostly female figures that lend a vague, melancholic presence to cheerful comic book-derived backgrounds. Following up on the photographer's celebrated retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, this volume includes a text by Quentin Bajac, curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and offers an immersion into Belin's rare and unusual body of work, which presents a photography of confusion and absence, where backgrounds are foregrounded in front of their conspicuous subjects and models and models become indistinguishable.