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Carmen De Vos Remote Control (Odd Stories) - Unique piece, 2014

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Photography : Polaroid

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    5.9 x 3.9 x 0.7 inch

  • Support

    Photography on resin

  • Framing

    Transparent resin frame

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    5.9 x 3.9 x 0.8 inch

  • Type

    Unique work

  • 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

    REMOTE CONTROL #HS02, 2013, 15 x 10 x 1,7 cm
    [Scene from the series Odd Stories]
    Original Polaroid - PIÈCE UNIQUE
    Hand cast in resin by the artist
    Patented Procédé © Carmen De Vos
    Hand signed & certificate by the artist

    This piece was exhibited at the groupshow Instant Cologne as part of the photofest in Cologne.

    The Belgian photographer Carmen De Vos shoots Polaroids to frame her mental (sexual) escapades. She enormously longs for what she’s afraid to loose: real human contact, the slowness of being and creating, the tangibility of materials. She thinks up situations and collects fantasies. Almost without exception she uses old Polaroid camera’s, long time expired film and self-made filters. Her tools and methods are film bleaching and deliberate film obstruction are not geared towards a perfect representation. They often yield results – such as colorization, deformation, unsharpness. Furthermore she is fascinated by the unreliability of the human memory as an instrument for recording reality. Our recollection is at best a potpourri of isolated but genuine events. Often not even that. Our memory assails us with a medley of impressions we have assembled throughout the years. Our brain orders, rearranges, adapts, interprets, colors, decolorizes, dims and accentuates these memories of our wannabe past independently of our conscious will. In many ways as do her Polaroid pictures.
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Carmen De Vos

Belgium Born in: 1967

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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Carmen De Vos, Remote Control (Odd Stories) - Unique piece
Carmen De Vos, Remote Control (Odd Stories) - Unique piece Carmen De Vos, Remote Control (Odd Stories) - Unique piece Carmen De Vos, Remote Control (Odd Stories) - Unique piece Carmen De Vos, Remote Control (Odd Stories) - Unique piece