About this artwork

Vermandel is interested in exploring traditional genres of art including still life, of which this work is a perfect example. It is part of a series called ‘Splinter’, which is concerned with capturing aspects of everyday life. This work, which subtly references Dutch and Flemish traditions of still life painting, shows a vase of flowers on a table behind a white box. The juxtaposition of the natural beauty and colour of the flowers against the crisp, clean package, which conceals its contents, is intriguing. In utilising a long-focus lens and the smallest aperture possible to create a greater depth of field, the flowers become part of the background and the box comes to the fore.

Updated before 2020

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Eva Vermandel

Eva Vermandel