ÉRIC ANTOINE

ÉRIC ANTOINE

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Sep
28

Born in 1974, Éric Antoine is a French self-taught photographer. At the end of adolescence, he becomes passionate with photography and puts all his energy in exploring the possibilities of analog photography along many years of traveling around the world, documenting his adventures and encounters. 15 years and many magazine pages later, his life takes a sudden turn and as most of it was spent in the chaos of cities and the overwhelmed life of a contemporary citizen, facing the complexity of the world, he decides to switch back to something slower and authentic. In 2010, he begins a new life, in the country side, focusing on his new passion: classic photography techniques and mostly wet plate collodion photography. Returning to the origins in order to create a new future is a common process. In his case it meant to center on nature and simple occupations but also going back to the origins of photography itself by using one of the earliest and purest techniques in his now very pictorial artwork. During 5 years and for his latest book « ensemble seul », Eric Antoine created his work exclusively within his house limits, an exclusive continent of artistic investigations, and an island […]

CYNTHIA AYRAL & HECTOR OLGUIN : 1350°C

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Sep
28

The project entitled 1350°C stems from the complicity of Franco-Chilean photographer Hector Olguin and French designer, Cynthia Ayral, in a common reflexion on eroticism.As “Planet walkers”, they aim to confront cultures, combining Japanese and European references: the tradition of cameos and the Shunga (erotic Japanese prints dating from the Edo era, 17th -19th century).A limited edition of three exclusive pieces, this artwork raises questions about the elusive nature of eroticism, which is thought as an intellectual path: the one which leads to desire. Conceived as a complete art object, 1350°C combines different techniques and consists in a case containing nine oval photographs, printed on porcelain. Hector Olguin draws his inspiration from Shunga and particularly from the way pop artists have re-interpreted it in Japan since 1945. He recognizes himself in the exuberance of the represented scenes and in the craziness of the colours. Whether half-fish or half-bird, the body of his models are adorned with scales and shimmering feathers, turning them into fantastic creatures. Here, the desire does not only materializes in a photographic object but in contemporary jewelry pieces. Adopting the traditional shape of the cameos, these oversized oval photographs are free of any contour. In order to liberate […]