The Atelier L’Oeil Vert is pleased to present the new work of Arja Hyytiäinen: Ile d’Enfance, an exhibition realized in collaboration with Galerie VU ‘.
“The way I look at photography is close to self-therapy, photography becomes partly the tool of experience, a way of being closer to others and myself. It reveals too, terribly.”
“Perfectly contemporary, free and demanding, the work of Arja Katarrina Hyytïäinen is part of the current school, which comes from the tradition of street photography and which has renewed its form to claim the status of author. Asserting its necessity and its singularity, clearly giving itself as subjective and influenced by cinematographic aesthetics, the whole, extremely respectful of the characters represented, is part of a new contemporary humanism. ” stresses Christian Caujolle.
In just a few years, Arja has gained notoriety throughout Europe, particularly in Eastern European countries where she has lived and made herself known through exhibitions (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Slovenia). She has been a member of Agence Vu ‘since 2005. In 2006, she was awarded the Kodak Prize for Photographic Criticism (France) and the Fotoestiwal Grand Prize (Poland) in 2007.
Arja Hyytiäinen is a Finnish photographer. She was born in 1974 and lives between Paris and La Rochelle.
Whether its territory is that of the intimate and the everyday or that of travel and meeting, the demanding work of Arja Hyytiäinen fluctuates between documentary, diary and fictional narrative. His dreamlike, tender or disturbing photographs reflect a vision that is as subjective as it is empathic, where photography retains, translates and transmits emotions more than moments. It is often of a great humanity and the condition of men, the revelation of the hidden part of fragility or violence under the surface of things and the bark of normality (as when with his series “Normality” she says she is doing a kind of photographic essay on the norm by portraying patients with mental illnesses). His intimate images go beyond autobiography, they are proofs or fictions, his capture of moments and scenes of everyday life and travel scrutinize the relationships of couple or family models or say the excitement of encounters as the magic and strangeness of childhood. Caroline Benichou (VU ‘Gallery)
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Atelier l'Oeil Vert - encadrements & expositions
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November 08, 2018 to December 22, 2018