This monograph presents a retrospective of the important French photographer Eric Poitevin. For 30 years, he has revisited different art history genres through his photography: the landscape, the still life, the portrait, the nude. In this way, he creates ensembles that he interrupts and starts up again at will. Whether the subjects are humans, animals, or plants, the artist uses the same approach: stripping his subject of all artifice. The absence of expression, the tight framing, the diffuse light, the monochromatic background all contribute to his offering of the most neutral point of view possible. Through this aesthetic standpoint, he calls into question the photographic act as much as the notion of time.
The monograph includes texts in both French and English. Catherine Mayeur, art historian and art critic, reviews Poitevin’s work in relation to the art history genres, while Jean-Charles Vergne, curator and director of the FRAC Auvergne, offers an extensive interview of the artist.
432 pages – 31 x 25 cm
Bilingual edition : French and English