Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on Leonar paper. 24 x 18.2 cm. Signed and titled in ink and photographer's stamp on the verso. - Matted.
The effect of the photograph 'Bois' shown here, which, like all Vandercam's experimental pictures, oscillates between figuration and abstraction, is based on his feeling for the surface texture and materiality of the object depicted, but, above all, it owes its effect to the extremely refined direction of light that allows the existing motif, the broken veneer, to be transformed into a carefully balanced composition of very finely-nuanced shades of grey.
Inventory no. 220
Serge Vandercam. Photographe Cobra, exhib.cat. Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, Charleroi 1998, ill. p. 31; Serge Vandercam. Cobra fotograaf/Photographe Cobra, exhib.cat. Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery, Knokke, Knokke 2002, n. pag., ill.