Sylvain Granjon exhibits his new Baby Punk series at the Guernsey Photo Festival (10th edition) which started yesterday. The theme of the festival this year is “Act of love and rebellion”, Sylvain’s pitch for his series: “if you wanna be a rebel, be different …. and start young!”.
These are handcrafted photomontages made from old photographs found on flea markets.
He sent us this text from Roger Ballen on his images:
“The images of Sylvain Granjon stand out in a photographic world of endless generic images that lack impact and originality. In particular these images contain aspects of comedy, absurdity and surrealism which was an important characteristic of art photography during the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Sylvain Granjon has been able to utilize abandoned photographs to create a rebirth which has immediate impact on a viewer’s visual memory . One is immediately struck by the incongruity in the composition between the real and unreal.”
Roger Ballen photographer
Sylvain Granjon, is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist born in the 1970s.
He works and lives in Paris.
Spending his 20 and 30s travelling the world delighting audiences with humorous, high energy and acrobatic performances.
Embodying the dark humour and slapstick comedy synonymous with Sylvain’s genre of theatre, his work is indeed crossed by lines of force and obsessions: creative immersion in an imaginary universe, the complexity of our relationship to time, memory and childhood, self-representation and self-portraits. Very attached to a form of photographic craft, he exclusively uses photo-montage techniques, gluing, cutting and hand coloring.
He is regularly exhibited in Europe (Spain, Norway, Serbia, France, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Géorgia, Romania) and participates in many festivals (Rencontres d’Arles, Fotofever, Festival Circulations, Le Voyage à Nantes, Encuentro de Imagen, Madrid Photo, Belgrad Photo Fest, Tbilisi Festival…)
Guernsey Photo Fest 21
Acts of Love and Rebellion
23rd September to 23 October 2021