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© Laurence Esnol Gallery
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November
2016
Éric AntoinePhoto Saint Germain
20
November
2016
LE COMPLEXE DE LA SIMPLICITÉ The leaps and bounds of life take the artist to a place as yet untouched by memory. This marks a milestone in the photographer's separation from the place which served as his 6-year cocoon, an exclusive continent of artistic investigations, and an island of restorative solitude.

LE COMPLEXE DE LA SIMPLICITÉ

The leaps and bounds of life take the artist to a place as yet untouched by memory. This marks a milestone in the photographer's separation from the place which served as his 6-year cocoon, an exclusive continent of artistic investigations, and an island of restorative solitude.

In this new universe of wooded mountains, Eric celebrates the immensity and the protective power of nature. His forests are metaphors for our most intimate foundations. Concealed within these nourishing meanders, frail silhouettes act as invitations to rediscover what is most essential. As his compositions broaden, the sky finds its place amongst dense landscapes; everywhere, light trickles like hope.

The exhibition features Eric Antoine's favorite themes: the passage of time, along with his artistic and existential quest for simplicity. Objectified body fragments rest alongside insignificant everyday objects that are displayed as though they were the most precious gems.

The materiality of images is at the heart of the artist's investigations. Without any trace of nostalgia, his use of the collodion process serves as an emancipating discipline. In an approach nearing sculpture, Eric produces glistening, silvery photographs that also stand alone as genuine objects.

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