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Carmen De Vos, Tales of Bitter Moon #25

Carmen De Vos Tales of Bitter Moon #25, 2018

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Photography : C-print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch

  • Support

    Photography on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper

  • Framing

    White aluminium aluminium mounted

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    11.8 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 7 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    MORONGO VALLEY - United States

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    'Tales of Bitter Moon #25' by Carmen De Vos,
    Edition of 7, 30x30cm, 2018
    digital C-Print, based on a Polaroid mounted on Dibond - gloss coating,
    hand signed & numbered by artist on the back.

    Please view framing and signature example.

    Tales of Bitter Doom is a kinky photo story in 25 photos by the Belgian artist Carmen De Vos in an exclusive limited edition of 7.

    The Belgian photographer Carmen De Vos shoots Polaroids to frame her mental escapades. They get so easily out of hand. She thinks up situations and collects fantasies.

    Carmen De Vos - Artist statement

    Flying Freelance Portrayer. Purveyor of Exquisite Photographic Peculiarities. Chroniqueur and Archiver. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the late TicKL-Magazine.

    The Belgian artist Carmen De Vos is a slow photographer. She registers, portrays and thinks up odd stories. She shoots Polaroids to frame these mental escapades, they get so easily out of hand.

    She enormously longs for what she’s afraid to loose: real human contact, the slowness of being and creating, the tangibility of materials. Almost without exception she uses old Polaroid camera’s, long time expired film and self-made filters. Her tools and methods - such as film bleaching and deliberate film obstruction - are not precise and are not even geared towards a perfect representation. They often yield results - such as colorisation, deformation, unsharpness - which she could never have predicted on forehand with any certainty, because their flaws do not allow for calculation. She’s not in control. She fights the material. She plans, stages and directs but the decayed chemistry and off-focus lenses add their magic. All by themselves. Which merrily surprises her. Or ruins her image. This battle attracts her as much as it frustrates her. She loves to create within these limitations, to try to produce the best possible image within the narrow circumstances given. Luckily, she’s a sucker for imperfections.

    Once upon a time she found herself guilty of home-crafted mischiefs for TicKL, her English art porn Polaroid magazine. She never really got cured from naughtiness. She can’t help but traveling back to these blessed times of free-love photography with her Polaroids.
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Carmen De Vos

Belgium Born in: 1967
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Carmen De Vos (° 1967) is an independent experimental photographer with a penchant for imperfections. She began to photograph several years ago and especially with the Polaroid. "Almost without exception, I use old Polaroid cameras, long-term expired films and self-made filters. My tools and methods - such as film bleaching and deliberate film obstruction - are not are not even oriented towards a perfect representation, and they often give results-such as coloring, deformation, shadow-that I could never have predicted with certainty because their imperfections do not make it possible to calculate.

She always records, portrays and reflects strange stories. She is now working on a new photo novel and a portrait of Flemish women. "Polaroid adds a physical story to the image by itself, and the limited technical capabilities of my equipment restrict me to find my way within these limits and inconsistencies frustrate me as much as it challenges me."

Her work focuses on portraits and an approach to eroticism that is often provocative and blasphemous.

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