Madrid, Pierre Gonnord: Le livre 1999 - 2012
Adela, 2011 © Pierre Gonnord
Julia, 2012 © Pierre Gonnord
Hattie, 2012 © Pierre Gonnord
Sandro, 2011 © Pierre Gonnord
Roland, 2012 © Pierre Gonnord
Harper, 2012 © Pierre Gonnord
Iris, 2011 © Pierre Gonnord
Charlotte, 2011 © Pierre Gonnord
Douglas, 2012 © Pierre Gonnord
Nicola, 2010 © Pierre Gonnord
Sophie, 2012 © Pierre Gonnord
La Fábrica de Madrid has just published a monograph of the famous Madrid portrait artist of French origin, Pierre Gonnord. This anthology brings together 100 of his portraits taken from 1999 to 2012.
Deeply inspired by classical painters like Ribera, Rembrandt and Velázquez, Gonnord takes portraits without artifice or decoration. Like an obsessive ritual, the models are shot from a three-quarter view against a black background. The photographer highlights the features and expressions of his carefully selected subjects.
“I choose my contemporaries in the anonymity of the big cities because their faces, under the skin, narrate unique, remarkable stories about our era. Sometimes hostile, almost always fragile and very often wounded behind the opacity of their masks, they represent specific social realities and, sometimes, another concept of beauty.... Every day, in the photographic ritual, I am building, little by little, my self-portrait.”
Pierre Gonnord was born in 1963 in France. He has lived in Madrid for the past twenty years. He is represented by the Spanish gallery Juana de Aizpuru.
Text by : Juan Bonilla
Edition La Fábrica
hardcover, 103pp. with more than 100 photos (1999-2012).
Spanish-English-French introductory text.