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by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 05/21/2015 | Art News

The new selection of photographs by Alain Fouray revisits the usual representation of naturalized birds, bringing a different perspective on the Deyrolle collections and those of the Museum of Rouen. Between abstraction and figuration, the photographer “reincarnates bird” by a close-up on the body and questions us about the perception of the image while highlighting this alchemy both magical and sensual of the clothes and feather.

“The viewer is fully supported by the incredible color and material wealth, the incongruous beauty of these pictures – Beauty is always weird,” asserted Charles Baudelaire once “- from the foreword by Philippe Piguet – historian and art critic. Original pieces from Deyrolle, surreal and mythical place on the left bank, Temple of taxidermy, curio cabinet and entomology who was dear to André Breton, Salvador Dali or Woody Allen, will be displayed. On this occasion, the recent book of photographs by Alain Fouray “Panache” 2015 winner of the book of Photography (Book Night), published in collaboration with Fedrigoni and Fot printers will be available at the Librairie des Arts, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris.

Alain Fouray, born in Rouen in 1952, lives and works in Paris. Having been a photographer for major works, architecture and advertising, he refocuses on a more personal research through exhibitions and publications including the latest: UN-VISIBLE, Maillol Museum, Paris; RECYCLING, between abstraction and figuration (1st Edition), City hall of the 2nd arrondissement, Paris (for “the month of photography OFF” 2014) then Saint-Etienne (International Design Biennial 2015); PANACHE, at Deyrolle, Paris. Co-founder with Beatrice Fouray of the communication agencies AVANTGARDE and IN-FINITUM, he acts as creative director for numerous cultural institutions, foundations and businesses. Today, his photographic work focuses on the dialogue between the matter and the sign, the visible and the invisible, the frame and beyond the frame, in this gap that could be described as infra-thin (Marcel Duchamp).

Exhibition Alain Fouray «Le Beau et le Bizarre» in collaboration with Deyrolle,  Art District Gallery
From May 20th to September 1rst

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 6pm (free entrance)
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