Carnets de Voyage
Carnet de route #2, Tinos, Grece, 2012 © Patrick Swirc
Carnet de route #4, Tinos, Grece, 2012 © Patrick Swirc
Carnet de route #5, Tinos, Grece, 2012 © Patrick Swirc
Fashion Ethnic #2, Coree du sud, 2007 © Patrick Swirc
Fashion ethnic #3, Frontière vietnamienne, 2009 © Patrick Swirc
Fashion Ethnic #4 - Marrakech, Maroc, 2007 © Patrick Swirc
Sur sa route #1 - Pékin, Chine, 2005 © Patrick Swirc
Sur sa route #6, Pekin, Chine, 2005 © Patrick Swirc
The Galerie Polka is presenting Carnets de voyage, an exhibition by Patrick Swirc combining photographs and diaries. A renowned French portrait artist, Swirc (b. 1961) exhibited the harrowing Lettre à Claire at the 2008 Rencontres d’Arles, followed two years later by La mère des morts.
In 1991, Patrick Swirc began using photography to capture the haunting image of a woman he was madly in love with. “I wanted to hold onto her so badly that I photographed her every day. When she left, I found myself alone. But at least I had this object.”
Since then, Swirc has traveled the world, from Morocco to Vietnam, putting together travel books of photographs, calligraphy, drawings and collages. Each work is the record of an encounter, of a place. In his notebooks, Swirc write down the memory of his snapshots.
Read the full article on the French version of Le Journal.
Patrick Swirc: Carnets de Voyage
From March 2nd to May 4th, 2013
Cour de Venise
12 rue Saint-Gilles
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7.30pm