Exhibition: 16 Sep – 29 Oct 2016
Fri 16 Sep 18:00 - 21:00
WILD PROJECT GALLERY
22, rue Louvigny
+352 -26 20 38 92
Wed-Fri 14:30-18:30, Sat 10:30-12:30+14-17
Exhibition: 16 September – 29 October 2016
Opening: Friday, 16 September, 6-9pm
The immediacy of Vee Speers’ imagery is overwhelming. In her past series, which capture the last days of childhood and then eternalize the fragile beauty of adolescence, faces look directly at the viewer to create a quietly dramatic tension. Wearing different kinds of costumes and masks, the proud boys and girls are transported to another dimension where the photographer seems to uncover their hidden secrets. Growing older, the children become glowingly beautiful adolescents with penetrating, inquiring expressions.
n her latest series Botanica, Vee Speers photographs flowers as she would a person, eternalising each and every one. Presented for the first time in Luxembourg, this series symbolises a moment of peaceful solitude in a world that is becoming increasingly complex, creating a quiet space away from the chaos of everyday life, like a secret garden the artist is carefully cultivating. Adopting the same procedure as for her human portraits, Vee Speers photographs the flowers in black and white, then subtly colors them to enhance and transform them. The portraits feel ethereal through their fresh new hues, not natural enough to be the mirror of our reality, but animated by a powerful breath of new life.