• For over two decades, Australian French artist Vee Speers has established herself in the art world with her unforgettable portraits....

    For over two decades, Australian French artist Vee Speers  has established herself in the art world with her unforgettable portraits. Her carefully choreographed images are painterly and ethereal, with a visual and metaphorical ambiguity which challenges established narratives. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, art fairs and festivals around the world, and been published in features and on covers of more than 60 international magazines, with 3 sold-out monographs of her work.

  • In her iconic series The Birthday Party, Speers eternalizes the innocence of childhood with timeless portraits that are at once...

    In her iconic series The Birthday Party, Speers eternalizes the innocence of childhood with timeless portraits that are at once hauntingly beautiful and provocative. She dresses, styles and sometimes masks her characters, creating enigmatic stories to blur the line between reality and fiction and highlighting our need to escape into fantasy. Speers succeeds in choreographing characters that offer allegorical glimpses into life, triggering memories of our own childhood and exploring emotions which are part of an imperfect world.  

  • Speers collaborated with Ingris Nilsson Tilly and the children of Angdala primary school in Hollviken Sweden to create the coloring... Speers collaborated with Ingris Nilsson Tilly and the children of Angdala primary school in Hollviken Sweden to create the coloring...

    Speers collaborated with Ingris Nilsson Tilly and the children of Angdala primary school in Hollviken Sweden to create the coloring book, Be Inspried By Vee Speers. Her idea for this coloring book is to inspire children to not only draw, copy or interpret the characters of The Birthday Party, but to create their own painted or drawn portraits of their family, friends and pets that they love in the additional blank pages at the end of the book. It’s about creating their own joyful story of how they see the world though their own eyes and emotions, taking cues from these fresh images of Speers'  interpretation of childhood. 

  • In her series Bulletproof, Speers photographs The Birthday Party children 6 years later. Each and every one, in their manner...

    In her series Bulletproof, Speers photographs The Birthday Party children 6 years later. Each and every one, in their manner and  their costume, is invincible. Each and every one holds the reins, dictates the rules. Speers has already photographed this band of heroes and heroines, has already had them play roles, against the same grey wall when they were children. Since then, things have changed. Their bodies have taken shape, become bigger, stronger. There faces too, they have transformed and refined. Speers leads her characters toward imaginary realms, playgrounds and places where these characters will always remain, no matter what happens, armed and victorious.

  • For the last part of this trilogy, Speers invents her own Dystopia, speaking directly of a world that has come...

    For the last part of this trilogySpeers invents her own Dystopia, speaking directly of a world that has come unhinged. Yet even if the sun goes cold and fear is present, her imagery speaks of freedom.  The concerns, troubles and every existing fear cross like arrows the bodies of these young and empowered men and women. No fixed identities, no determined genders, the characters are heroes, shamans, fighters who appear invincible. They seem to come straight out of some madness, a circus or a poem, from a distant past or from the future. Maybe they come from a new mythology, from Mad Max or from a Tim Burton movie. This series is the end of a cycle as Speers brings a story which started ten years ago to a conclusion. A story for which she took photos of children for The Birthday Party then six years later, with those same children in the midst of their adolescence for BulletproofDystopia is the last act of this beautiful story.

  • From the legend of the Phoenix, Speers' latest series draws inspiration for this evocative story about powerful women. Poised as...

    From the legend of the Phoenix, Speers' latest series draws inspiration for this evocative story about powerful women. Poised as they reconcile their past, they are contemplative, melancholic yet defiant, turning towards the future as they reflect upon the ghost of their untold stories. Never afraid to push the boundaries, Speers takes us on an emotional journey with portraits and landscapes that are at once nostalgic and contemporary, hues faded, marking the passage of time. Scattered fragments are pieced together as the narrative unfolds, clothing is torn, soiled, burned and gazes are languid.

    Yet the quest for recognition and renewed identity is resurrected through a shared vision, crossing frontiers with courage, strength and determination.  Like some kind of illusion that seems suspended in the memories of a dramatic event, hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes, forging a path in a brave new world. At once powerful and vulnerable, Speers’ portraits are timeless symbols of transformation between life and loss and the renaissance of a new identity. The women of Phoenix are styled against the backdrop of an imperfect world, empowered with strength and emotion.

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    • Vee Speers Untitled #1, Phoenix, 2020
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    • Vee Speers Untitled #15, Phoenix, 2020
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    • Vee Speers Untitled #8, Phoenix, 2020
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    • Vee Speers Untitled #8, Dystopia, 2017
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    • Vee Speers Untitled #6, Dystopia, 2017
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    • Vee Speers Untitled #2, Dystopia, 2017
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    • Vee Speers Untitled #12, Dystopia, 2017
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    • Vee Speers Untitled #10, Dystopia, 2017
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    • Vee Speers Untitled #16, Dystopia, 2017
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