25.11.18

Un désert au coeur du monde/ A Desert in the Heart of the World


A travers plus de 120 photographies réalisées au fil des quatre saisons, alternant couleur et noir et blanc, cet ouvrage part à la découverte des empreintes laissées dans le paysage depuis près de mille ans par les moines de la Grande Chartreuse. Croix, chapelles, clairières, granges, mines de fer, martinets et anciennes forges, distillerie originelle, anciens chemins et routes actuelles… témoignent de la relation entretenue entre l’homme et la nature,
le matériel et le spirituel, le profane et le sacré.
Les photographies de ces vestiges égrenés dans le paysage sont de fascinants indices du patrimoine transmis par cet ordre religieux. Elles sont accompagnées de clichés consacrés à la nature environnante, notamment l’eau et la forêt, les deux ressources principales à disposition de la communauté qui ont joué, au cours des siècles, un rôle central dans le développement et le rayonnement du monastère. D’autres images, plus abstraites ou prises de nuit, évoquent un univers caché, mystérieux, à l’image de cet ordre qui, chaque année, continue d’intriguer et fasciner les visiteurs du massif de la Chartreuse.

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Showcasing over 120 photographs taken over the course of the four seasons, both in colour and black-and-white, A Desert in the Heart of the World traces the footprints of the Carthusian monks throughout the region surrounding the Grande Chartreuse. Crosses, chapels and clearings, iron mines, tilt hammers and forges – these are the visible relics from the  many centuries of the monks’ presence. From the ancient distillery to the ruined bridges, old paths and new roads… all bear witness to the close relationship between man and nature, the secular and the spiritual, the everyday and the sacred.

 These photographs of fragments scattered across the landscape provide intriguing clues to the sweeping legacy of this religious order. Several of the images focus on both the abundant water and the verdant forest, two key resources of the community that have, over the centuries, played a central role in the reputation and development of the monastery. Other photographs, more abstract, taken in close-up or bathed in a hazy darkness, reveal a hidden and secret world, reminiscent of the order itself, which every year continues to captivate and fascinate visitors to the Chartreuse mountains.



14.7.16

KunstZimmer Eppendorf, Hamburg


You can still find some of my work at KunstZimmer Eppendorf in Hamburg until the end of August. Go and have a look if you happen to be in Hamburg ! A great and very friendly gallery. 
www.kunstzimmer-e.de



12.7.16

Galerie Elizabeth Couturier

EN CE MOMENT
SUMMER EXHIBITION

En partenariat avec ARTOPHILIA.
Nadège Druzkowski, Nicolas Dubreuille, Perrine Ferrat, Sandrine Laroche, Julie Perin.
Focus sur les dessins d'Hugo Charpentier
Et sur les livres-objets de Dbl-j.
Exposition du 7 au 30 juillet 2016.

www.galerie-elizabethcouturier.com


21.3.16

The Clinic - Glasgow International



The Clinic 
Friday 8 April – Monday 25 April 
Private view: Saturday 9 April 6-9pm 

The Clinic is a multi-sensory and interactive exhibition exploring pseudo-sciences and the diverse ideas that surround them. 

Often derided as inconsequential and self-indulgent, psychoanalysis has been an intriguing resource for artists, art critics and historians throughout the twentieth century. There are many other forms of pseudo-sciences or alternative therapies that investigate the interconnection between the body, mind, and psyche, such as meditation, reflexology, light therapy, hypnotherapy, etc. 

Using these alternative treatments in a playful and engaging manner, the artists behind the Clinic have created a dynamic space that draws in participants to situations and immersive environments. Visitors will be welcomed by staff in a waiting room, where they can 'relax' and take a refreshment in anticipation of their ‘therapy’. They will be then invited to explore the exhibition, unknowingly stepping into an on-going performance questioning their idea of perception, reality and fantasy.

During their journey, visitors will encounter meditative and restorative installations such as reflexology beds, hypnotic films with repetitive patterns that are echoed in sculptural works and multi sensory tactile installations. 

Participating artists are Nadège Druzkowski, Jenny Lewis, Philippe Murphy, Alys Owen and Beth Shapeero. They all graduated from the Mlitt in Fine Art Practice from The Glasgow School of Art (2012) and have a recorded history of staging shows together in Scotland and abroad. Artists from 

The Clinic will take part in ‘The Dust of Everyday Life’, a one-day symposium on the arts and mental health programmed by the Mental Health Foundation on 20 April at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts). 

The show is supported by the Mental Health Foundation and Clyde Gateway. 

Exhibition details: 

The Clinic @ The Albus 100 Brook Street, Glasgow, G40 3AP 
Rail: Bridgeton (2mn walk) - The Venue is situated behind the petrol station on London Road.

Opening hours are: Friday 8 April – Monday 25 April 
Mon – Sat, 11am – 6pm 
Sun, 12pm – 6pm 



17.3.16

Vernissage Galerie Elizabeth Couturier


Deux livrets de poésie seront offerts lors du vernissage ce soir à la galerie Elizabeth Couturier.





Galerie Elizabeth Couturier, "Qui ne se ressemble pas...".
Du 17 March au 23 April 2016
Vernissage : 17th March 2016
www.galerie-elizabethcouturier.com

17.2.16

Galerie Elizabeth Couturier

You are warmly invited to the private view of 'Qui ne se ressemble pas...' at Galerie Elizabeth Couturier in Lyon on 17th March 2016. 
With a poetic performance by Béatrice Brérot. 
From 6pm. 



8.1.16

A Desert in the Heart of the World



Merci à L'Alpe qui a publié dans son numéro d'hiver un portfolio de photos, fruit d'un travail en collaboration avec le photographe Carlo D'Alessandro sur les traces des Chartreux. Retrouvez la revue en kiosque et librairie ou feuilletez pour un aperçu le magazine en ligne ici : www.lalpe.com



15.12.15

L'ALPE - L’ESPRIT DE LA MONTAGNE

Le nouveau numéro d'hiver de la revue L'Alpe vient de paraître chez les marchands de journaux ainsi qu'en librairie. C'est là : http://www.lalpe.com/lalpe-71-eaux-de-vie-et-liqueurs 

Vous pourrez y découvrir notamment 'Un Désert au Coeur du Monde', un portfolio de photos réalisées en collaboration avec Carlo d’Alessandro. Et bien d’autres choses encore…



6.12.15

Christmas sale at Grey Wolf

This is happening this Thursday. I will open my studio to craft-makers and designers ! Come and have a hot wine !


2.12.15

Festival du film d'Autrans

Le festival du film de montagne d'Autrans a commencé. Vous pourrez assister à la projection du court métrage 'Un Désert au Coeur du Monde' le Mercredi 2 décembre à 10h ◆ Salle des fêtes, le Jeudi 3 décembre à 17h ◆ Grande salle et le Samedi 5 décembre à 9h30 ◆ Salle des fêtes.

Retrouvez le programme ici : http://fr.calameo.com/read/0045464788b3996b2f80c


18.11.15

Waves - Summerhall

A short video by Curators Iga Bozyk and Patrycja Godulaga introducing the show Waves at the Summerhall, Edinburgh where I exhibit a few paintings.



The exhibition showcases Polish artists and artists of Polish ancestry at different stages of their artistic practice working with various media — photography, written word, painting, installation, collage and film.

Waves are a metaphor for constant movement and influx of Polish talent to the British shores. It is connected with, but not exclusive to, the latest wave of migration that started in 2004 when Poland joined the EU. Over the centuries the UK has experienced an inflow of distinct skill, expertise, creativity and innovation from this Central European country, which has greatly contributed to the British art and culture.

Whether inherited through blood bonds or freshly from the Fatherland the most vibrant, new wave of contemporary Polish talent is being showcased in this PCAO exhibition in the hope of making waves in the Western art world.

2.11.15

Waves - Summerhall Edinburgh



You are very welcome to join me for the opening of Waves on Friday 6 November from 6-8pm at the Summerhall, Edinburgh.

The exhibition showcases Polish artists and artists of Polish ancestry at different stages of their artistic practice working with various media — photography, written word, painting, installation, collage and film.


Waves are a metaphor for constant movement and influx of Polish talent to the British shores. It is connected with, but not exclusive to, the latest wave of migration that started in 2004 when Poland joined the EU. Over the centuries the UK has experienced an inflow of distinct skill, expertise, creativity and innovation from this Central European country, which has greatly contributed to the British art and culture.

Whether inherited through blood bonds or freshly from the Fatherland the most vibrant, new wave of contemporary Polish talent is being showcased in this PCAO exhibition in the hope of making waves in the Western art world.