For the past 15 years, Jérémie Lenoir’s work makes up an anthropology of contemporary lands¬capes while at the same time exploring the limits of the photographic me¬dium. In his long-term projects or monumental installations, Lenoir acts not as a photographer but as a visual artist, taking us on a voyage through a world of abstraction that he leaves to us to decipher.
Despite his compositions borrowing the codes and history of painting, his series are deeply rooted in the real and tell us about how our society is imperviously changing.
Therefore, he stresses that the images have not been staged or retouched; nothing has been added or removed. His camera work serves to reinforce the desire for neutrality in the treatment of landscapes: the sites are chosen in advance and then flown over during several years to see how they change, and the aerial images are always taken at the same time of day, at the same altitude and with the same focal length.
However, Lenoir’s images deflect the idea of objective or documentary photography and shift our gaze, resulting in a transfiguration of reality, questioning the meaning, history and intimacy of the world around us. This articulation of the aerial point of view and his pictorial influences (Soulages, Rothko, Noland, Malevitch…) challenges the ability both of the photographic medium to reproduce the real and of our landscapes to fall within a law of identity. In this way, his “paintings” put forward a rereading of contemporary terrains where real and imaginary, presence and absence, retraction and attraction, distance and abandonment enter into dialogue. For Jérémie Lenoir, it is in this ambivalence that the work becomes autonomous, an autonomy that can give rise to a new possibility for the landscape.
Prices from 2200€ to 4800€
Serie : Marges
Year : 2022
Medium : Photography
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