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Opio : Olivier Valsecchi, Drifting


Until March 4, the OPIOM Gallery features Drifting, the latest series by  French photographer Olivier Valsecchi. For several years, Valsecchi has been working on a project focusing on the body as a subject of research. Both the muse and the medium, the body comes into its own through the photographer’s lens.

Discovered in 2010 with his series Dust, which won the Hasselblad Masters Award two years later, Olivier Valsecchi has produced four series since then, with a similar narrative focus.

The new series Drifting, exhibited here for the first time, revisits figures of classical painting, such as the reclining nude or seventeenth-century Dutch still life. In a style both Baroque in its tonality and refined in its composition, the photographs strip the nude of lasciviousness and bring it to life through movement not unlike sand flowing through an hourglass.

Olivier Valsecchi
From February 5th to March 14th, 2016
OPIOM Gallery
11 Chemin du Village
06650 Opio
[email protected]

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