Yves Trémorin — La Dérivée mexicaine
La Dérivée mexicaine
Past: January 28 → April 15, 2012
The idea behind Yves Trémorin’s photographs, both sensual and shimmering, but at the same time crude and violent, is to translate the traditional and contemporary myths of Mexican culture and bring them to the surface visually.
In 2009, during an artistic residency in Mexico, Yves Trémorin, a well-known figure on the French art scene, started a portfolio of images — a sort of surrealistic inventory — to explore the cultural and ancestral themes which persist in contemporary Mexico. Through photographic representation and using as vehicles the body, animals or ordinary objects, Yves Trémorin’s “derivatives” conjure up symbolic figures piercing the layers of Mexican culture.
Working with a visual vocabulary developed in the 1980s, often called the aesthetic of the banal (close-ups, crude lighting, tight framing, sharpness and a quasi scientific descriptive style), Yves Trémorin seeks to create a poetic and striking interpretation of Mexican myths.
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T. 01 70 05 49 80 — F. 01 70 05 49 84
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Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 6 PM
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