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Karine Laval

Untitled #105 (Heterotopia), 2017

Dye-sublimation print on aluminum
20 × 15 in
50.8 × 38.1 cm
Bidding closed
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The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist.

Karine Laval’s photograph Untitled #105 (Heterotopia) draws from French …

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Karine Laval’s photograph Untitled #105 (Heterotopia) draws from French philosopher Michel Foucault’s use of the term heterotopia to designate the representation of a social utopia or space of otherness. For this work and other pictures in the series of which it is a part, Laval has …

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Karine Laval
French, b. 1971
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Often likened to William Eggleston and Henri Cartier-Bresson for her use of color to express mood and her pursuit of spontaneity, respectively, Karine Laval combines environmental and architectural photography (in locales such as Cuba, Argentina, France and Norway) with portraiture. Her choice of subjects often gravitates towards water, as in her ongoing photographic series of people in and around swimming pools. "I find water to be appeasing, healing and liberating," Laval says. "I also see water as a vehicle for transformation and self-reflection." She uses unusual camera angles and painterly color effects to bridge the gap between the surreal and the familiar experiences of leisure and exotic travel; she achieves her ethereal visual effects by way of cross-processing techniques—developing her negatives in chemicals intended for different types of film. Laval’s editorial work has been published in Elle, The New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine. Recently, Laval has worked in mixed media and video.

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About the work
The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist.

Karine Laval’s photograph Untitled #105 (Heterotopia) draws from French …

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Courtesy of the Artist.

Karine Laval’s photograph Untitled #105 (Heterotopia) draws from French philosopher Michel Foucault’s use of the term heterotopia to designate the representation of a social utopia or space of otherness. For this work and other pictures in the series of which it is a part, Laval has …

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Photography
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Verso
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Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen.
Karine Laval
French, b. 1971
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Often likened to William Eggleston and Henri Cartier-Bresson for her use of color to express mood and her pursuit of spontaneity, respectively, Karine Laval combines environmental and architectural photography (in locales such as Cuba, Argentina, France and Norway) with portraiture. Her choice of subjects often gravitates towards water, as in her ongoing photographic series of people in and around swimming pools. "I find water to be appeasing, healing and liberating," Laval says. "I also see water as a vehicle for transformation and self-reflection." She uses unusual camera angles and painterly color effects to bridge the gap between the surreal and the familiar experiences of leisure and exotic travel; she achieves her ethereal visual effects by way of cross-processing techniques—developing her negatives in chemicals intended for different types of film. Laval’s editorial work has been published in Elle, The New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine. Recently, Laval has worked in mixed media and video.

Karine Laval

Untitled #105 (Heterotopia), 2017

Dye-sublimation print on aluminum
20 × 15 in
50.8 × 38.1 cm
Bidding closed
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