Circulations, Festival de la jeune photographie européenne

PETREMANT Philippe

France / Carte blanche de Francois Cheval / 2013

Set: “The magnificent seven” / Parcours

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His «The magnificent seven» series «plays with the ordinary and the banal to make the life come out, not the still life, which would mean accepting life and the presence of objects. Far beyond a simple representation, he dismantles the nature of reality. It is like that the artist has given still life a new twist: these pictures drift away from their subjects. Their pure states take the place of their object to offer the spectator the forms of the latencies, the vacuities and the qualms of the photographer. These photographs move, put the mode of their presence in state of crisis, their plastic beauty, questioning what is decorative and its close corollary, kitsch.»
Jacques Damez