Valérie Belin’s three series of portraits no longer pick out a given photographic aesthetic, but as for paintings, they belong to a dreamlike vision, to a specific interpretation of the subject, that of the artist. By giving her the possibility of changing the impression and support technique, of choosing between colour and black & white depending on the effect of the sought-after meaning, the contemporary technological tools led the artist to consider photography over and above its analogical nature, as means of creating a pure image.
The characters of these series created in 2007/2008 are dedicated to the image, as the Lido dancer and the magicians, all actors of a show.
Bilingual French & English text by Larisa Dryansky.
Published: October 2008.
Limited edition of 2000 copies
Size : 34 x 27.3 cm – 13 5/8 x 10 3/4 in.
ISBN : 2-912303-28-1.
Retail price : 30 €