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  • Provenance

    Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

  • Catalogue Essay

    In her series Xteriors, Dutch artist Desiree Dolron has created a body of work that is rich in historical reference and yet completely of this time. Shot in an 18th-century mansion in Utrecht with models clad in specially designed, historical-replica dress, she constructs a narrative foundation which she then builds upon using expert digital technique. As seen in the current lot, the result is a rendering of light and shade that immediately calls forth the Flemish Primitives who have so clearly influenced her approach – the desaturated palette and glacial stare of the young woman exuding a sense of melancholy that is both enigmatic and impenetrable. By employing aesthetic references to the past and then refining the image using contemporary technology, Dolron crafts an image that completely surpasses our visual expectations and challenges our understanding of photography as a medium whilst demonstrating its potential to unique, and remarkable, effect.

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Xteriors XIII

2001-2006
Digital colour coupler print, printed 2007 and Diasec mounted.
80 x 61.9 cm (31 1/2 x 24 3/8 in).
Signed, titled, dated and numbered in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 8.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for £39,650

Photographs

3 November 2011
London