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Camille Vivier


“As a starting point, I take two classical subjects recurrent in the history of art, fraught with memory and allusions: the nude and still lifes. The result is a strange and contrary alliance that raises questions about the relationship between nature and artifice, between body and object. But it also raises questions about desire and the persistence of a gaze, which, through “the photographic effect” (framing, posing, light, shapes) places itself on the side of artifice, trouble and intrigue. The beginnings of a narrative, film scenes and found images are today visible in Veronesi Rose, in which a naked women sits on a concrete dinosaur, interweaving human and animal forms, eluding abstraction, pushing the obsession with the anthropomorphic form further into danger.”
Camille Vivier

Born in Paris in 1977, Camille began taking pictures while working as an assistant at Purple magazine. After studying at the Beaux-arts in Grenoble and Saint Martins in London, she devoted herself to the medium and now works in both art and fashion.

Read the full text in the French version of L’Oeil de la Photographie.

Veronesi rose September 14 – November 16, 2012
12, rue du Mail
75002 Paris

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