"During my daughter’s thirteenth year, I photographed her as her childhood was eclipsed by growing pains and a desire for independence. The transition was unexpectedly fast, almost like observing the opening of a flower on fast forward. After capturing the last days of childhood in The Birthday Party, I have visually linked Thirteen by photographing only my daughter as the muse, against the same grey wall. It is, however, clearly a different story – one that explores the transformation from child to young woman, and new found freedom." - Vee Speers
This premium quality art print has been produced on medium weight(280gsm/satin finish) art stock using lightfast pigment based inks resulting in a sharp, vivid image with a high degree of colour accuracy. Pair with an Ikea Ribba Frame for an inexpensive framing option.
Vee Speers, an Australian artist, has lived and worked in Paris since 1990. Speers studied fine art and photography at the QCA in Brisbane before working as a Stills Photographer at the ABC Television in Sydney in the 80’s. After moving to Paris she began exhibiting her series ‘Bordello’ , followed by The Birthday Party, Immortal and Thirteen, engaging viewers with the dramatic tension of her portraits and her unique pallet of colour. "I don’t like to follow the crowd. I like to seduce, with images that are at once disturbing and beautiful, but leaving a space for the viewer to enter my world. My portraits combine elements which evoke conflicting emotions that can surprise the viewer, telling a story that is somewhere between fantasy and reality, the obvious and the unexpected."
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