530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Love U Sev
Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Beauty   Beauty
    Digital Photography
    33" x 23"
    Love U Sev

  • Heart   Heart
    Digital Photography
    33" x 23"
    Love U Sev

  • Love   Love
    Digital Photography
    24" x 31.5"
    Love U Sev

  • M & Me   M & Me
    Digital Photography
    24" x 24"
    Love U Sev

  • So...   So...
    Digital Photography
    24" x 24"
    Love U Sev

  • Sunshine   Sunshine
    Digital Photography
    24" x 24"
    Love U Sev


Love U Sev

LOVE U SEV

Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
November 4 - November 25, 2014
Reception: Thursday November 6, 2014 6-8 PM

The surreal portrait photography of French artist Love U Sev is both compelling and otherworldly. Love U Sev approaches her photographs in an entirely new way, superimposing her own self-portraits with portraits of American singer Michael Jackson, without retouching either image. The resulting picture is a figurative study in contrast and juxtaposition, as elements of each face emerge and recede to create a surrealistic and highly emotive effect that is almost abstract in its execution. The driving force behind Love U Sev’s art is a deep and abiding love. Indeed, these photographs were inspired by two intense dramas that occurred in the artist’s life: the death of Michael Jackson in 2009 and that of her husband in 2010. The emotional depth of the resulting images is nothing if not intense. And the truncation of the artist’s own face is both symbolic and deliberate, for as she explains “I am not whole any more… these photos are my heart slept on glazed paper.”

Love U Sev currently lives and works in Paris, France.



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Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
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