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Valérie Belin

French, b. 1964

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Valérie Belin

French, b. 1964

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Having employed primary processes of photography in her earlier work, and later used new technology to create pictorial, supernatural images, photographer Valérie Belin walks a fine line between illusion and reality in her abstract and representational work. Though varied between each of her series, Belin's photographs have a signature style that evokes pen-and-ink drawings in their sharp precision, and contextual ambiguity through various means—often by adding an entirely black background or layering multiple negatives. Whether the silver gelatin prints of her earlier work, or the colored compositions (such as interlaid women and flowers) seen in a later series, Belin's photographs pair her artistic background in painting with her broad technical understanding of the photographic medium. Ultimately, Belin creates images that toy with her viewer's senses, through cropping, isolation, illusion, and sculptural representations of the human body.

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Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Biography

Having employed primary processes of photography in her earlier work, and later used new technology to create pictorial, supernatural images, photographer Valérie Belin walks a fine line between illusion and reality in her abstract and representational work. Though varied between each of her series, Belin's photographs have a signature style that evokes pen-and-ink drawings in their sharp precision, and contextual ambiguity through various means—often by adding an entirely black background or layering multiple negatives. Whether the silver gelatin prints of her earlier work, or the colored compositions (such as interlaid women and flowers) seen in a later series, Belin's photographs pair her artistic background in painting with her broad technical understanding of the photographic medium. Ultimately, Belin creates images that toy with her viewer's senses, through cropping, isolation, illusion, and sculptural representations of the human body.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
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