The group of paintings and photographs functions as a history of my own life and of the people in it. Isolating the images sucks them into a black hole, annihilating and illuminating them simultaneously.
I observe, inhabit, and penetrate various seemingly-unrelated milieus, all of which have elements of spectacle. Prominent members of communities nearly miss being leaders or iconoclasts and become icons in their own right, in my hands. I subject myself to repeated exposure to these individuals and become at once vulnerable to and dismissive of their influence. I establish the goal of infinitely sustaining love and devotion. Ultimately, I love them as humans, and then they die!
They are a culturally diverse group, many of whom I initially met in the city of my origin.
The photographs blur the lines between theatre and real life.
Galerie Dina Vierny
Dina Vierny opened the gallery, which bears her name, on the 36th Jacob street in February 1947. She supported and let the public discover important Russian artists of the 20th century such as Serge Poliakoff, Erik Boulatov ou Ilya Kabakov... Her son, Olivier Lorquin, took over the management of the gallery in 1984. He exhibits great photographers such as Frank Horvat, Bert Stern, Jerry Schatzberg and others since the beginning of the 21st century.