About this artwork
Taken on the Isle of Arran, this image is part of Vermandel’s series called ‘Splinter’. The series is concerned with capturing aspects of everyday life, drawing attention to them and encouraging the viewer to consider them in new ways. Here, Vermandel has photographed various bits of wood, perhaps chairs, tied to the top of a trailer. The way in which the wood is stacked, interlocking and fixed with rigging, creates an angled jumble that contrast to the organic shapes of the background landscape and tarpaulin. The warm shades of the wood foreground it against the blue tones of the rest of the image.
- title: Trailer, Lamlash
- accession number: PGP 780.4
- artist: Eva VermandelBelgian (born 1974)
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- materials: Inkjet on Photorag
- date created: June 2009
- measurements: 29.90 x 36.90 cm
- credit line: Acquired 2013
- copyright: © Eva Vermandel
Born in Belgium, Vermandel studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art, Ghent. In 1996 she moved to London and began to receive commissions from magazines ‘The Wire’ and ‘Time Out’. As her success grew her work has become more widely published, featuring regularly in the likes of the ‘Telegraph’ and ‘Independent’ magazine supplements and the ‘New York Times Magazine’. Vermandel’s work is characterised by a stillness – her portraits capture the sitters in a moment suspended in time.