Lucas Chauveheid presents his first exhibition, Acid Landscapes, at the Virginie Louvet Gallery, a series photographed and transformed with a mobile phone.
Taking a few seconds to contemplate is each time a new discovery. The series Acid Landscapes tends to offer a new proposition of contemplation by deformation. Reusing the images that surround us to travel to a dreamlike world, to a near and yet unknown world.
Having worked for a long time on film and digital SLR, the representation of forms and the work of colors have always been very present in the artist’s research, almost like a painter.
The mobile phone is for Lucas Chauveheid the culmination of the photographic snapshot. Allowing to capture these daily moments by transforming them a few seconds after having seized them. To transform a microcosm into an environment, to play with the visual boundary between these two worlds, to blur the vision we have of what surrounds us: the artist sees photography as the best medium to achieve this, the transformation is almost pictorial.
To make his photographs, Lucas Chauveheid first uses the “negative” effect that creates the very essence of his work, a visual depth instantly taking the image from its original context. The change of orientation of the images also contributes to this metamorphosis. Whether turned at 90 ° or 180 °, the shapes still seem familiar to us but the context has changed and blurs our perception. The colors are then modified, accentuated, transformed, leaving the traveler lost in the Acid Landscapes.
Acid Landscapes by Lucas Chauveheid
until March 16, 2019
Viriginie Louvet Gallery
48 rue capon