Pierre Gonnord: Territoires
The Juana de Aizpuru Gallery of Madrid is presenting Territoires by Pierre Gonnord until July 28.
After his 2009 series Terre de Personne featuring labor’s marks on the faces and bodies of his subjects, the Madrid-based French photographer continues to work on portrait. In Territoires, he seeks to “take a distance from social reality (…) to celebrate the vital, physical and spiritual forces” of his subjects.
“What interests me is building independent characters, dissident and unique, capable of inviting us to climb the slopes of the human condition in its psychological rather than social dimension” he comments.
Pierre Gonnord places his portraits in the landscapes and swamps of the American south where “the backdrop is above all human, a place of dreams and nightmares since the discovery of the New continent. Undominated territories, prison-frontiers inhabited by hostile wildlife surrounding the slave populations of the great plantations, the metaphor of the Deep South, prisoner of contemplating his laundered and sulfurous past” he concludes.
Perre Gonnord was born in 1963 in Cholet, he lives and works in Madrid.
His pictures are exposed at the Maison de la Photographie (2005) and at the Rencontres d’Arles (2008) and more recently at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York.
Territoires de Pierre Gonnord
From June 5th to July 28th, 2012
La galerie Juana de Aizpuru
c/ Barquillo, 44 - 1°
Monday - Saturday : 10.30am - 2pm and 4.30 to 8.30pm
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