After the Dream Keeper series put on show during the 2016 ENPP (European Nude Photography Festival) in Arles, Fabrice Dang welcomes us to his solo exhibition where he presents more of his artwork. A 70m2 spot in front of the Van Gogh space hosts his latest pictures.
Dream Keeper is among the series displayed, and is available to guests in a book specially released for that event. The artist also unveils his Nature and Orient series. The first one symbolises Women and introduces them as “natural elements” among boulders, trees and water. Then, the Orient series alludes to orientalist painters and invites us to travel to an exotic world.
Fabrice Dang is on the spot from July 3 to July 9, 2017, so feel free to talk to him. The artist entitled his exhibition Miroir aux alouettes (lark lure ) to make reference to both seduction and deceit. His three-level artwork is steeped in this duality. According to Plato, the artist “is not a founding creative agent but reproduces existing things”. Art seduces and deludes its onlookers. In the same way, all these women that revolve about Fabrice’s world are misled and tricked by their own reflection in the mirrors and by the light they shimmer, just like the skylarks.
Women are ubiquitous in Fabrice Dang’s world. He compares them with diamonds lying in a beautiful scenery or a sophisticated setting he created to pay tribute to their beauty. Every “woman” is omnipresent and displays several facets of her personality.
Suaëna Airault is an author who lives and works in Paris, France.
Fabrice Dang, Miroir aux Alouettes
July 3 to 22, 2017
In front of espace Van Gogh