Johann Bouché-Pillon


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We started the session with a few classic portraits, over which I layered, through double exposure, the preparatory notes of the shoot. Using the same technique, colorful monochromes taken from a screen flood the image with intense colours.

The second part is a spontaneous composition applied directly to the body of the model, mixing painted surfaces, informal-without any function, and various everyday products found in a supermarket.

One could see a subtle wink towards the Arte Povera movement or the principles of Marcel Duchamp – it is the promotion of certain attitudes and the action that take centre stage, more than the final result.

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Other graphic and yet common, banal elements are superposed over the primary image (error messages, loading bar) – appropriations of photographs form Hiroshi Sugimoto’s « On the beach $raquo; book.

It also represents a summer’s tale, cliches that seem to be coming out of Jodorowski’s El Topo or a spaghetti western, finally just another way to pass the time one scorching Paris afternoon.

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