In the 1990s, Jocelyn Philibert was known for his sculptures and installations. However, since the early 2000s, his practice has been focused primarily on photography. Indeed, he now creates sophisticated large-scale photomontages made from hundreds of flash photos—photos taken at night and assembled during the day, the light of the sun now replacing its artificial counterpart. Certain “obsessions” are ubiquitous throughout Philibert’s career, both as a sculptor and photographer: the ideas of truth and falsehood; and the fictional nature of representation. Despite the flat nature of the photographer’s medium—whether paper, canvas or vinyl—Philibert continues to question the materiality and three-dimensionality...
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