ANGLE presents … Expo_010 – “A little more than life” by Olivier Deck
“A little more than life” is a poetic meditation on childhood and landscape. Thirty-three black and white images, accompanied by a text, evoke the link of childhood with nature. The author, who tirelessly travels the Landes for 20 years, has photographed the forest, to its intimacy, its materials, its mists. At the same time, he has made portraits of children, which come to punctuate landscapes, bringing out resonances between people and things. An unpublished new “Icare in reverse”, coming after the images, evokes its own history in the south-west, closer to trees, streams, seasons… irrigated by the primordial force that rises from the heart of nature.
Olivier Deck finds in the immediate, everyday space, the raw material that allows him to express his states of mind with solidly composed images, with a radical and refined aesthetic.
Olivier Deck is a native of the south-west (Orthez, 1962) and has lived in the Landes since 1995. A multi-talented artist, he had a career as a painter before devoting himself to writing, to publish about thirty books: novels (Albin Michel), news (Verdier), poetry (Cairn), several times awarded (Hemingway Prize, Academy Award of Occitania, Chronos Prize for Literature, “coup de coeur” of the Académie Charles Cros for his work on the poetry of Bernard Manciet). He has been practicing photography since childhood. At the beginning of 2010, he decided to make it a privileged mode of expression, alongside writing. In 2017, he publishes his first photography book at the prestigious Contrejour editions, directed by Claude Nori …
A cultural venue entirely dedicated to contemporary art photography and its creators, L’ANGLE presents since the spring of 2018, a space dedicated to exhibitions and sales, meetings and trainings, opened to all public.
Located in Hendaye in the Basque Country, near and half way to Biarritz and San Sebastian (Spain), L’ANGLE was created under the direction of Didier Mandart, designer and photography enthusiast.
Curious to question the image of our relationship with the world, ANGLE invites all audiences to the discovery, exchange and learning of contemporary art photography dedicated to travel in all its diversity of meaning. The gallery allows the reception and regular meetings with photographers authors to convey their artistic perspective on our environment, our cultures and our contemporary societies. In 2019 ANGLE offers a program of meetings and training for amateurs and professionals of the image.
Since its opening on May 4, 2018, L’ANGLE has already presented to the public the work of nine photographic artists through the following exhibitions:
001 – Xavier BLONDEAU – Dark presence
002 – David TATIN – Bestiary
003 – Corentin FOHLEN – Karnaval – exclusive exhibition
004 – Abel BOURGEOIS – Family portraits
005 – Pierre CARREAU – AquaViva – exclusive exhibition
006 – Guillaume PEPY – Aotearoa – exclusive exhibition
007 – Fabrice DOMENET – Inward – And -Stratum- video by Mathis Domenet
008 – Marion VACCA – Men and waves
009 – Adrien BALLANGER – Aqueous phase – exclusive exhibition
For more information: https://www.langlephotos.fr/
6 rue des Citronniers 64700 Hendaye France
March 22, 2019 to April 28, 2019