SOME/IMAGE : 'RUNWAY LIGHTS' | VIRGINIE KHATEEB
Everyone is elsewhere, even when looking directly at you, this intensity of objectivity mistaken for coldness. Virginie Khateeb acquires her light as it passes through the state of simply being.
Working predominantly in black and white, when colour does appear, Virginie reveals this light in its darkest version of its primary state. Reminiscent of a garland of coloured incandescent bulbs that one can only find these days in a hardware store with stock from an era slowly losing ground. Her colours come through straight on, sharp and painterly, Gerhard Richter-like with the influence of Sarah Moon; punctuating the subject matter in an aura of vanitas. Her nature is sinew-esque, life pumps in shallow, moderate breaths through its veins, cool yet temperate. These are places you could go to and you would be okay. Marble and palm, runway lights, rock, blood and bathwater, they move in tonal unison.
Text by Bianca Bondi
Photography by Virginie Khateeb | S/TUDIO