Immortal, 2010série de 18 photographies Photographie lamba Print 95 x 66 cm (37,5 x 26 inc.) édition 8 + 2 AP 144 x 100 cm (56,5 x 39,5 inc.) édition 6 + 2 AP
Vee Speers’ photo-based art, Immortal, is at once alluring and disquieting with beautiful youths set against backdrops of Eden-like natural beauty, or scenes of post-apocalyptic destruction. These Immortals are real people, young and beautiful, but they seem isolated, exposed and vulnerable, trapped, distant, on guard, defiant, and confronted by echoes of subliminal fears and insecurities.
With the smooth gloss sheen of fashion-model perfection Speers has created a new world that merges Mona Lisa charm and mystery, with the melancholy of Dorian Gray. The surface is loaded with reference both to classical art, and to the airbrushed Photoshop perfection of youthful beauty that has become the everyday obsession of western culture.
These Immortals are all like tragic fallen angels, eyes opened with animal intelligence, looking out onto an uncertain future, not even aware of how perfectly beautiful they appear to be right now.Jim Casper