With Guillaume Hebert photography becomes a matter of dreams but also of reflection on the world and on time. Haunts and metamorphoses give birth to reconfigured places or volumes. The artist does not try to close, he multiplies the proposals. All of them retain power and mystery and continue to evolve, to “involute”. To feel becomes a matter of both space and place. A paradoxical place where one experiences contact and distance.
What do we see then? The void of a missing presence. But it’s not about suggesting a memory. The artist occupies the place, he lets see the fullness in the void, the presence in the object. He does not bring back to the past even if he uses it with his Greek columns or his vision of the passion of the Christ: he “says” today in his silent poetry but rich in meaning. The work remains complex. It reveals as much because of what it shows as it does what it suggests. remain snatches, reflections, troubles. Everything remains, as Mallarme wrote, “in a state of glow”.
IN A LANDSCAPE is a book by Guillaume Hebert published by CORRIDOR ELEPHANT, printed on 170 g semi-mat coated paper in limited edition, numbered, signed and certified by a seal. You can order it from the Elephant Corridor bookstore.