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Elvis

Date: 2006
Support: Photography
Dimensions: 125 x 100 cm
Photograph

Viviane Sassen’s childhood memories rise to the surface of her highly symbolic photographs of South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Her frequent exploratory journeys produce portraits with a striking use of pure colours and a subtle play of light and shadow. Take, for example, this Elvis with a red flower who seems to be getting ready for a ritual ceremony behind a mysterious white smoke screen.

Text : Carole Vantroys.
Translation : Pamela Hargreaves.
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