Hot Mirror by Viviane Sassen. First edition. First impression. Large format paperback with Glassine dust jacket in new condition. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Hot Mirror
This volume retrospectively focuses on Viviane Sassen’s fine art photography throughout her career. It reveals a surrealist undertone throughout her work, as seen in the uncanny shadows, fragmented bodies, and otherworldly landscapes she captures in her work. It is clear that surrealism has been a strong influence in Sassen’s artistic approach.
‘In addition to images from the acclaimed series “Umbra”, this volume draws from the series “Flamboya”, in which she returned to Kenya, “Parasomnia”, a dreamlike exploration of sleep, the “Roxane” series, a mutual portrait created with her muse, Roxane Danset, “Of Mud and Lotus”, a study of procreation and fecundity, as well as “Pikin Slee”, a journey to a remote village in Suriname.
Throughout, Sassen emerges as a poetic photographer obsessed with light and shadow and a brilliant technician, who is a master of both vibrant color and muted hues. Selected by Sassen herself from across the last ten years, the images draw on the surrealist strategies of collage and unexpected juxtapositions to give a survey of her practice.’
Viviane Sassen is a dutch photographer that is prevalent in both the fashion and fine art world. She has had multiple solo exhibitions, group projects and publications. Sassen lived in Kenya as a child but now lives in Amsterdam.
She is renowned for her use of geometric shapes, often abstractions of bodies. Sassen remains conscious of challenging the over-stereotypical images of famine and poverty in Africa by ensuring the prevalence of contemporary elements in her photographs. Sassen says, “You should always be able to judge a photograph on different grounds, on political, social, emotional, but also on personal grounds”.
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