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Carmen de Vos

Belgian, b. 1967

Belgian photographer Carmen De Vos shoots polaroids to frame her mental escapades. They get so easily out of hand. She thinks up situations and collects fantasies. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the late TicKL-Magazine. Carmen De Vos is a slow photographer. She registers, portrays and thinks up odd stories. She enormously longs for what she’s afraid to lose: real human contact, the slowness of being and creating, the tangibility of materials. Almost without exception, she uses old polaroid cameras, long time expired film and self-made filters. Her tools and methods, such as film bleaching and deliberate film obstruction, are not precise and are not even geared towards a perfect representation. They often yield results, such as colorization, deformation, unsharpness, which she could never have predicted on forehand with any certainty because their flaws do not allow for calculation. She’s not in control. She fights the material. She plans, stages and directs but the decayed chemistry and off-focus lenses add their magic, all by themselves, which merrily surprises her or ruins her image. This battle attracts her as much as it frustrates her. She loves to create within these limitations, to try to produce the best possible image within the narrow circumstances given. Luckily, she’s a sucker for imperfections. Once upon a time, she found herself guilty of home-crafted mischiefs for TicKL, her English art porn Polaroid magazine. She can’t help but travel back to these blessed times of free-love photography with her Polaroids.

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Oui Mon Cul 02, 40x31cm
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Oui Mon Cul' (The Eyes Of The Fox - 2015, Artprint based on the expired Polaroid on beautiful PHOTO RAG ULTRA SMOOTH, 305gsm, 100% cotton by HAHNEMÜHLE
 Hand signed, stamped & num...
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2010s Contemporary Carmen de Vos

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Archival Paper, Color, Polaroid

Oui Mon Cul 02, 40x31cm
H 15.75 in W 12.21 in D 0.04 in
SAINT PETRA #04 - Contemporary, 21st Century, Polaroid, Figurative Photography
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
SAINT PETRA #04 - 2011 / 2019, [From the series Odd Side Effects] 45x34cm, edition of 7 plus 2 Artist Proofs. Archival color print based on an origin...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carmen de Vos

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Archival Paper, Color, Polaroid

Letters from Madame - Touch - from the series mme.xposed
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Letters from Madame - Touch, from the series mme.xposed, 2006, Archival C print based on the Polaroid, beautiful on Fine art Bright white by Hahnemuhle, mounted on Dibond - uncoated in shadow frame, Hand signed & numbered by the artist edition of 7 - nr 2 25x25cm Carmen De Vos - Artist statement Flying Freelance Portrayer. Purveyor of Exquisite Photographic Peculiarities. Chroniqueur and Archiver. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the late TicKL-Magazine. The Belgian artist Carmen De Vos is a slow photographer. She registers, portrays and thinks up odd stories. She shoots Polaroids to frame these mental escapades, they get so easily out of hand. She enormously longs for what she’s afraid to loose: real human contact, the slowness of being and creating, the tangibility of materials. Almost without exception she uses old Polaroid camera’s, long time expired film and self-made filters. Her tools and methods - such as film bleaching and deliberate film obstruction - are not precise and are not even geared towards a perfect representation. They often yield results - such as colorisation, deformation, unsharpness - which she could never have predicted on forehand with any certainty, because their flaws do not allow for calculation. She’s not in control. She fights the material. She plans, stages and directs but the decayed chemistry and off-focus lenses add their magic. All by themselves. Which merrily surprises her. Or ruins her image. This battle attracts her as much as it frustrates her. She loves to create within these limitations, to try to produce the best possible image within the narrow circumstances given. Luckily, she’s a sucker for imperfections. Once upon a time she found herself guilty of home-crafted mischiefs for TicKL, her English art porn Polaroid magazine. She never really got cured from naughtiness. She can’t help but traveling back to these blessed times of free-love photography...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carmen de Vos

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C Print, Photographic Paper, Color, Polaroid

Just in Case, 21st Century, Contemporary, Polaroid, Nude Photography, Color
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
Polaroid, 2007 / 2018 Edition, 30x30cm from the series mme.xposed, Digital color print based on an original Polaroid, mounted on dilite 2mm - with gloss UV-Protection Alu profiles on...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carmen de Vos

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C Print, Photographic Paper, Color, Polaroid

Girl Manoeuvres - 01 - from the series Dunderwear
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
#Girl Manoeuvres - 01 from the series Dunderwear - 2007 26x20cm edition of 7 . Archival C-print based on the Polaroid , on beautiful on Fine art bright white by Hahnemuhle framed in a shadow Frame (white oiled wood) Hand signed & numbered by the artist. Carmen De Vos - Artist Statement Flying Freelance Portrayer. Purveyor of Exquisite Photographic Peculiarities. Chroniqueur and Archiver. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the late TicKL-Magazine. The Belgian artist Carmen De Vos is a slow photographer. She registers, portrays and thinks up odd stories. She shoots Polaroids to frame these mental escapades, they get so easily out of hand. She enormously longs for what she’s afraid to loose: real human contact, the slowness of being and creating, the tangibility of materials. Almost without exception she uses old Polaroid camera’s, long time expired film and self-made filters. Her tools and methods - such as film bleaching and deliberate film obstruction - are not precise and are not even geared towards a perfect representation. They often yield results - such as colorisation, deformation, unsharpness - which she could never have predicted on forehand with any certainty, because their flaws do not allow for calculation. She’s not in control. She fights the material. She plans, stages and directs but the decayed chemistry and off-focus lenses add their magic. All by themselves. Which merrily surprises her. Or ruins her image. This battle attracts her as much as it frustrates her. She loves to create within these limitations, to try to produce the best possible image within the narrow circumstances given. Luckily, she’s a sucker for imperfections. Once upon a time she found herself guilty of home-crafted mischiefs for TicKL, her English art porn Polaroid magazine. She never really got cured from naughtiness. She can’t help but traveling back to these blessed times of free-love photography...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Carmen de Vos

Materials

Archival Ink, Archival Paper, Color, Archival Pigment, Polaroid

Remote Control (Odd Stories)
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Remote Control' (Odd Stories) - 1/25, 2014 digital print, mounted on black mdf, matte coating, dimensions 15x11,3cm (the second image shows a sample pi...
Category

2010s Contemporary Carmen de Vos

Materials

Color, Wood Panel, Digital, Polaroid

Les Culs d’O - 21 Century, Women, Contemporary, Polaroid, Figurative, Nude
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
'Les Culs d’O' (Odd Series), 2013 / 2014, 15x11cm - 0,8 mm Digital archival print mounted on MDF - matte coating, Edition 1/25 Hand signed & numbered on the back by the artist Artist...
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2010s Contemporary Carmen de Vos

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Color, Archival Paper, Polaroid

25 Hours #06 [Need to be] - Polaroid, Nude, Women, Color
By Carmen de Vos
Located in Morongo Valley, CA
25 Hours #06, 2020 [Self-portrait in the series Need to be] 25x25cm, edition 2020, this is # 2 of 7 Archival color print based on original Polaroid on beau...
Category

2010s Contemporary Carmen de Vos

Materials

Color, Archival Paper, Archival Pigment, Polaroid

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