Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror
22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018
Hot Mirror presented a survey of work by internationally renowned Dutch artist and photographer Viviane Sassen.
Sassen is one of the most innovative photographers working today and cites Surrealism as one of her earliest artistic influences, seen in the uncanny shadows, fragmented bodies and dream-like landscapes in her work.
For Hot Mirror Sassen selected individual images from her notable art photography series of the last ten years, as well as new photographs and collages. These selections were combined to create ‘image-poems’ that draw on the Surrealist strategies of collage. Hot Mirror also presented a new version of Sassen’s immersive film, Totem, 2014, which placed the visitor inside a surreal landscape.
Hot Mirror was timed to sit alongside our exhibition exploring Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition we are delighted to present an accompanying catalogue Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror. This publication focuses on Sassen’s fine art photography, revealing a surrealist undercurrent in her work. Also available is a limited edition print Three Planets, 2017, generously produced by Viviane Sassen for The Hepworth Wakefield.
About Viviane Sassen
Viviane Sassen, Three Planets, 2018
Edition of 50 (plus 5 artist proofs)
180 x 235 mm
Each print is signed and numbered
This work has been generously produced by Viviane Sassen for The Hepworth Wakefield from the original work, in archival pigment ink and collage, Three Planets, 2017, from the series Of Mud and Lotus.
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