Escaparates – 2008-2009

series of photographs digigraphie (giclée print with pigmented inks on cotton paper)

The images of Escaparates (shop windows) concentrate on the visual device of the shop window, and identify with it, stripping away its customary usage and instead presenting it as a vehicle for contemplation. The focus of the work is the windows of Parisian businesses that are closing down; they are whitewashed, preventing any clear views of the interior. Thus, the viewer’s gaze can switch to a reflection of the city as well as the physical borders of the windows themselves, inscribed with the marks of past activity. The tensions of the city are embodied within the form of an abstraction in these large images, which may therefore be viewed with remoteness.

Les images de Escaparates (Vitrines) se concentrent sur un dispositif de vision – la vitrine – et s’identifient à celui-ci pour annuler son usage et l’utiliser comme le véhicule d’une réflexion. Il s’agit de vitrines de commerces condamnées à Paris, recouvertes avec de la peinture de blanc d’Espagne qui empêche de voir clairement l’intérieur. Le regard rebondit vers le reflet de la ville ainsi qu’à la frontière matérielle de la vitre recouverte d’inscriptions. La tension de la ville s’incarne alors sous a forme d’une abstraction dans ces grandes images que nous pouvons aussi regarder avec distance.

Exhibition views

Exhibition Galerie RX, Nov 2021

Escaparates Museo Arte Contemporáneo, La Coruña, 2016

Escaparates Museo Arte Contemporáneo, La Coruña, 2016

Escaparates Museo Arte Contemporáneo, La Coruña, 2016


Rue Charenton, 2008. 145 x 230 cm

Rue Saint Charles, 2009. 145 x 166 cm

Rue Laffitte I, 2009. 145 x 219 cm

Rue Laffitte II, 2008. 190 x 145 cm

Rue Balard II, 2008. 190 x 145 cm

Rue Lakanal, 2009. 145 x 233 cm

Rue de Chateaudun, 2008. 190 x 145 cm

Rue Riboutté, 2008. 190 x 145 cm

Rue du théâtre, 2009. 145 x 174 cm

Boulevard Sébastopol, 2008. 145 x 216 cm

Faubourg Poissonière, 2009. 145 x 223 cm

Rue Bleue, 2008. 145 x 186 cm

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