Escape IAbout this photograph
This photograph, made by Michaël Monney, comes from the series entitled Escape, which is characterised by compositions structured by elongation and by superimposing intense bands of colour. Variations of light, lines and colours constitute various forms of formal and spatial research for the artist as ?elements designed to capture life in its infinite multiplicity.? The representation of pure and linear forms clearly evokes a return to the essence of things. Taking the photography of real objects as his starting point, such as water in the form of liquid in a bottle, Monney takes on live materials in the manner of a painter, using the creative resources offered by new technologies as his tools. Like the photographic distortions that André Kertesz devoted himself to in the year 1933, Michaël Monney invents a photographic language in which pixels stand in for matter and words.Read more Read less
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Born in 1977, Michaël Monney lives and works in Paris. Having inherited the strong artistic sensibility of one of his grandfathers, thanks to whom he learned to draw and sculpt, he now deploys his visual imagination and inventiveness via the photographic medium. He has reversed the creative process by starting with the photography of real objects, which later results in productions closer to drawing or painting, verging on abstraction.