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Rythm number colour #1 (next)

As those who may have already glimpsed some of my previous images here, I hardly devote myself to blazing sunsets, portraits where one would like to make us perceive a full life through a meaningful look, nor imitations of postcards of all kinds...
Instead, in terms of photography as well as many other things, I feel challenged by the human being. By what he is, what he sees, what he dreams of, what he expresses, what he creates, between daily life and art, reality and sublimation, perception of the past and range of prospects to come, discovery and sharing.
To imagine, to structure, to compose, to propose, to show, to make react: questionning space, confronting oneself with time, apprehending limits, going beyond appearances, giving rise to meaning, inviting to go along without anything to impose...
In fact, if I tell you all that, it is obviously because of the image above, but mostly about what caused it: the Aurélie Nemours' Rythm number colour exhibition in the centre Georges Pompidou, which I discovered while it was about to end a few weeks ago.
In fact, I did not know much about Aurélie Nemours before that. Of course, I must have seen some of her work here or there, but without ever linking them up beyond a more or less formal community of artists fascinated by geometric abstraction.
After all, I am but an self-taught person who reacts to instinct, claiming responsibility only for my desire of curiosity.

At first glance, such a succession of paintings and drawings (as here) may seem austere. Even redundant. Except that as you go from one room to the next one, following the proposed chronology and the evolution by the artist, an astonishing sensuality emerges not only from the whole scenography, but from quantity of single pieces of art in particular, between desire of absolute and refusal of all easiness, eye-level hanging and floor reflection (thus inciting you to keep on looking for more photos to come soon), subtlety of harmony and precision of details, rigour and sensitivity...
By integrating the inherent constants and the constraints of space, while proposing to be both a box and an echo of the creation process, seldom the nature itself of an exhibition had appeared me to be as much in symbiosis with why it exists to begin with:
offering to see, to help to understand,
offering to feel, to intice learning,
offering to explore, to entitle to act...

Which, when we consider that all this revolves around a 94 year old lady, is still revealing a most enthralling aspect of humanity, isn't it?

Lens distortion and perspective corrections

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