BRUNO V. ROELS : A Palm Tree Is A Palm Tree Is A Palm Tree

€500,00 excl. vat

Due to the artist's work process the 51-editions are unique pieces. Bruno V. Roels made 51 variations of this palm tree photograph, each time executed in a duo of prints. For an impression of the artwork currently on sale, please check the secondary image.

ARTIST Bruno V. Roels
TITLE A Palm Tree Is A Palm Tree Is A Palm Tree
YEAR 2015
MEDIUM Installation of 2 fibre-based gelatin silver prints, mounted on cardboard
SIZE Image size: approx. 12 x 9 cm / Mat: 30 x 40 cm
MISC Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso cardboard


Since 2004, GALLERY FIFTY ONE has been producing Limited Edition Photographs or Works On Paper by emerging and established artists. Each artwork is realized in an edition of 51, which refers to the gallery's name FIFTY ONE, and is priced at 500 euro (+vat).

Bruno Roels (°1976) lives and works in Ghent (Belgium). He divides his time between writing, photographing, and writing about photography. He considers the act of printing (turning a photograph into tangible object) as important as the act of photographing itself. He photographs almost nonstop, documenting his entire life, building a sizable archive. In his dark room he uses that archive to explore the analogue photographic process. Rather than trying to make ‘the perfect gelatin silver print’ he assumes that all prints are perfect and gives all variations equal attention. He’s looking for poetry, and photographic truth, in sequences and fluctuations. Details in his photographs may become lead motives in bigger compositions, and obvious subject matter is reduced to abstract information through numerous reiterations.

We would like to inform the visitor that this website is merely a documentary tool. Please keep in mind that the rendering of the original prints on a digital platform is only approximate and involves considerable loss of quality, contrast and depth when shown on most computer monitors. With their very specific tactile values, textures and the (mostly) large formats, the original photographs are thus extremely difficult to reproduce. It goes without saying that only seeing them in reality can do them justice.