Valérie Belin Femme Power Collages Mix Glamour With Vintage Comics Iconography

All Star, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

All Star, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Collage artist Valérie Belin's color photographs just left New York's Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. The French artist (see website) creates visually-arresting, stunning collages of women -- blending beauty, glamour, disorder, surface, social messaging and more in vibrant layers with a multifaceted vintage appeal and a Hollywood sensibility.  

Crave writes: "Combining portraits of feminine glamour with iconography taken from vintage comics, Belin weaves a wonderland of psychological complexity that moves between the sunshine of the fashion photograph and the mystique of film noir to create a new genre where the polarities of good and evil and joy and despair merge with endless ambiguity. "

After Thor, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

After Thor, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Super Girl, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Super Girl, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Confessions of the Lovelorn, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Confessions of the Lovelorn, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Miss Marvel, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Miss Marvel, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

The Stranger, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

The Stranger, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Carol, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Carol, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

The Avenger, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

The Avenger, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

golden Girl, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

golden Girl, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Black Canary, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

Black Canary, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

power Girl, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.

power Girl, 2016 Archival pigment print © Valérie Belin. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York and Zurich.