Gallery owner Thierry Bigaignon belongs to the rare breed of dealers who reflect and shake up the photographic medium. Since its creation in 2016, the gallery has been questioning the image at the intersection of conceptual and abstract art. Its artists, like Fernando Marante, think form, light, space and time. They return to the foundations of the photographic principle, if not even to its invention, while displacing the image from its usual surfaces.
For Fernando Marante, photography forms a writing. He composes with time as one plays with words. His work Planes Landing at Lisbon Airpor (2017) freezes in the dark night the regular clatter of planes approaching or leaving an airport. No matter the location, only the night and its slight disturbance matter. In front of the lazy lens, since it is open to the night as to eternity, the regular headlights of the airplanes become traces, lines, if not almost, musical notes on a carbon score. The whole is perfectly mysterious, and this enigma, well done, remains no less poetic even if its truth is known. Concept thus, light, space, time and especially, imagination.
Fernando Marante, Planes Landing at Lisbon Airpor, 2017
Signed, numbered and dated on the back
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle PhotoRag Baryta 315gsm paper
Mounted on aluminum composite, museum grade anti-reflective glass
Image size: 136 x 76 cm (53 1/2 x 29 7/8 in)
Edition of 3 +1AP, #1/3
Fernando Marante – Mechanical Ballet
From April 18 to May 28
8, rue du Bourg-Tibourg
75004 Paris, France
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