Yann Pocreau

Accrochage 2007-2009
Oct. 19, 2011 to Nov. 19, 2011

Galerie Simon Blais is pleased to announce the addition of Yann Pocreau to the roster of artists it represents. To mark the beginning of this new collaboration and give a taste of what this photographer has already accomplished, the gallery is presenting a selection of the works he produced between 2007 and 2009.  

Yann Pocreau’s photographic practice is essentially directed by a shared primacy, and intimate association, of subject and place. Through various physical interventions, this artist wishes to develop an empathetic relationship with a particular space with the idea of revealing something of its invisible history and context. His photographs therefore reflect a growing interest in the possible and impossible connections between the condition of a particular body and a particular place. This choice, long driven by the narrative, historical, political or simply photographic potential of a given location, now appears much more informed and deliberate, guided not by what might potentially be said, but where it comes from: the context. He therefore attempts to make contact with that context, to reveal it by means of different strategies in terms of form and staging. Natural light counts for a great deal in this. Ubiquitous in his work, it is used to bring settings to life, emphasizing certain details or exalting the surfaces of walls or his body, a guide that body must follow to divide space, to yield to it in order to adapt to and understand it.

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