Queensboro BridgeAbout this photograph
The Queensboro Bridge features in the background of this photograph. 1,200m long, it connects Manhattan Island and Queens crossing the small Roosevelt Island. Over two levels and with 11 lanes of traffic, this bridge is a main traffic axe. Laurent Dequick finds a subject here which corresponds ideally with his research on the proliferation of urban space. Composed of superimposed and juxtaposed photographs and blending one into the other, the photograph is full of visual elements. Between the various vehicles, the industrial buildings and the road signs, sight is lost and is resigned to the movement. Bordering on kinetic art, the artist retranscribes the agitation of the city with realism.Read more Read less
The photographs are carefully packaged in order to ensure their optimal protection during transport.
This 40 year old photographer is an architect by profession. There are signs of this in his work as it is first of all a reflection on contemporary cities and more specifically aboutthe proliferation of modern urban space. Laurent Dequickâ€™s purpose is to accurately convey an impression of frenzy which results from a density of population and activity in urban areas: Â« Along the streets, the lights, the noise, the traffic, the swarms of pedestrians, the blend of smells, are so fascinating that no single shot can entirely capture it. Do choices have to be made? I donâ€™t think so: I donâ€™t want toâ€¦ Â»To translate this urban life congestion into an image, the photographer does not shy away from the juxtaposition, superposition or inlaying of shots. With the same intensity he overlaps photographs representing architectural complexes, main traffic routes and people. He condenses the images like the city condenses the sum of its inhabitantsâ€™ lives. Dequickâ€™s style is reminiscent of cubism in its execution close to abstraction andin his representation of permanent movement.