Aesthetica Magazine: Hot Mirror – Viviane Sassen

Review of Hot Mirror: Viviane Sassenat The Hepworth Wakefield.for Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 84

Though still most widely known for her iconic fashion photography – creating high-end campaigns for brands like Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton (as well as collaborating with Frank Ocean) – it’s Viviane Sassen’s personal output that has brought her international attention over the last decade.

Her unique vision is defined by a trademark lexicon of heat-infused colour, boldly abstracted shapes, stark shadows and uncanny juxtapositions. The Dutch artist attributing this to a handful of formative childhood years in Kenya (where she first recalls realising “the extent to which the waking world and dream world collide”) and an early interest in Surrealism.

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