©Viviane Sassen, Belladonna, series Parsomnia 2010.
Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
|Dutch artist and photographer Viviane Sassen is one of the most innovative photographers working today and cites Surrealism as one of her earliest artistic influences, seen in the uncanny shadows, fragmented bodies and dream-like landscapes in her work. Hot Mirror exhibition selects individual images from Sassen’s notable art photography series of the last ten years, as well as new photographs and collages. These selections creates a sort of ‘image-poems’ which drews on the Surrealist strategies of collage. Hot Mirror also presents a new version of Sassen’s immersive film, Totem, 2014, which places the visitor inside a surreal landscape.
The exhibition is running until 7 October 2018 at The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire.