Marc Trivier



Marc Trivier

Past: April 1 → May 13, 2017

Since a decade, Marc Trivier has been developing a new vision in his photographic research. It is always a study on the light and emotion, but this time through the prism of a logbook.


Jean-Christophe Bailly in his text on the exhibition of Marc Trivier at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris in 2011 wrote: " Marc Triver has been interested recently in small sets (consisting of four to eight images), and contact sheets obtained on a very old simple device (a Kodak Box, almost a pinhole). These sets have an immediate and strange effect, which lies between repetition and narrative, but it is very different from the one from the traditional contact sheets. On these photographs the attention is dispersed, replaced very quickly by the quest of the good image. In the series by Marc Trivier, apart from the fact that the number of images (eight) remains low, nothing there addresses properly the attempt to make a successful picture: we are with them elsewhere but in the pursuit of the decisive moment, it is, on the contrary, a dilation of time, a sort of casting of time. "

Marc Trivier was born in Belgium in 1960. He began photographing at the end of the 70s while traveling around the world to produce portraits of artists and writers he admires. This young unknown photographer of the age of almost twenty years old thus meets Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Samuel Beckett, Emile Cioran, Thomas Bernhard, and Jorge-Luis.

Borges, John Cage, Michel Foucault, or Jean Genet. At the end of the 80’s, his work is widely recognized and he receives the prestigious Young Photographer Award in 1988. Recognized but discreet, he has made the choice of a life in the margins of the world of art. He creates at his own pace, and does not expose much: Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 1988 and Musée de l’elysée, Lausanne in 1988, C. R. P Douchy, Douchy-les-Mines in 2002, Casino, Luxembourg in 2002, and Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris in 2011.

  • Opening Saturday, April 1, 2017 2 PM → 7 PM
Bernard Bouche Gallery Gallery
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Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment

The artist

  • Marc Trivier