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Black Eyed Susan
Valérie Belin

Black Eyed Susan, Valérie BelinBlack Eyed Susan
Valérie Belin
Edited by Tobia Bezzola


156 pages
243 x 345 mm
ISBN 9783037641842

“I come from painting.” It is not surprising that Valérie Belin should describe her work as coming from painting, for it would be curious indeed to call her a photographer. Although she uses a photographer’s equipment, her masterful control of the technique enables her to transcend the imprint of reality and preclude reference to the world. Belin tells us nothing about the circumstances out there; she offers no evidence; she advances no arguments and makes no comments. She takes the world and makes pictures out of it. Her latest moves—colour and montage—are therefore perfectly logical. Thanks to digital technology, she can now also impose her will on the pictures she creates in colour. Never has photography been so far removed from naive naturalism and normality.
About the Artist
Valérie Belin was born in 1964 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. She lives and works in Paris, France.

About the Publisher
Codax publisher owes its existence to the delight in beautiful books. In the exclusive editions produced by Codax, the accent is on the perfection of their craftsmanship. Outstanding book design provides the basis. The aim of the venture is to create a publishing platform for contemporary art photography and video work. For many of the artists involved, it is the first time their work has been presented to the public in book form. The founders of codax encounter the medium of photography in their day-to-day work. They see this series of books, which began appearing in 1996, as a contribution to the medium’s artistic and formal development.

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