The latest work by Denis Piel, Down to Earth, currently on view in London, is in many ways an exploration of myths of origin, ranging across classical mythology and late 19th, early 20th century, Western art history. In 2001, the French photographer witnessed the violent destruction of the World Trade Center, where is office was then located. The following year, Piel, his wife and son embarked for the South West of France, to take up residence at Château de Padiès, a 12th century renaissance château which they had been restoring since 1992; it is their home and the location of...
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