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 Le Minotaure
Created in 2002 by Benoit Sapiro, expert within the “Compagnie Nationale des Experts”, member of the “Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art” and Vice-President of the PhotoSaintGermain Festival, the “Galerie Minotaure” is situated in the former location of the famous surrealist bookshop of the same name. The gallery is specialised in the artists of the “École de Paris” and in the avant-guarde art of Central and Eastern Europe, from 1910s up until 1960s. Furthermore, the prominence of its collections allows him to regularly take part in reference exhibitions with great museums such as the Russian State museums, the Pouchkine museum…