Eyes Closed

Eyes Closed
2020
Four Altars
2019 – 20 x 25 cm
Polystyrene support, inkjet print on 250 gram hand-crafted Hungarian László Vincze paper, 23 carat gold leaf, gilt-edged page from an antique photo album, gilded and varnished stone.
Two Collages
2019 – 40 x 60 cm
The Dream of Augustus
Black card stock, inkjet print on 250 gram hand-crafted Hungarian László Vincze paper, spine of antique copy of Metamorphoses, antique photo, gold leaf on Canson paper, book page (The Dream of Augustus, piece by Alfred de Musset), reproduction of Head of Stag Pierced by an Arrow, Albrecht Dürer.
Madame Bovary
Black card stock, inkjet print on 250 gram hand-crafted Hungarian László Vincze paper, cover of antique copy of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, antique photo, gold leaf on Canson paper, book page (Madame Bovary), photo The Eyes of a Nocturnal Hunter: The Eagle-owl.

“Every portrait is situated at the confluence of a dream and a reality.”
Georges Pérec

“A few months ago, I received an invitation by email to visit a site selling amateur photos. One section was entitled “Eyes Closed”, and featured photos of people asleep, dazzled by the sun, or simply surprised; among these were some post-mortem photos. This strange coexistence between life and death, where the gaze escaped memory through the image, troubled me. Curiously, I liked the sensation of floating, the time-out-of-time, the door open to elsewhere; the feeling of calm.”
Emmanuelle Michaux

artgenève 2020 – Patrick Gutknecht Gallery
Private collections