As far back as I can remember, the contemplation of Nature has been at the heart of my life. For a child, the world easiest to observe is the one within reach of his eyes, his hands. I questioned the forest, the streams and the sea, constantly searching for their secrets, their wonders. A world over which I had power, like a demiurge on his creations. The plants, the small animals that populate this world of their infinite variety belonged to me. Later, the exploration of tropical and equatorial forests gave me the impression of a homecoming in a home that I did not know. An Eden where I have always felt the roots live in the depths of my being. Insects were an extraordinary discovery, a creators delirium living under my eyes. I discovered a wealth of shapes, textures and colors unmatched in the rest of the animal world.
The creativity of life seems limitless, serving a divine aesthetic.
Since then, I have not stopped sharing my passion for the image. She teaches us. To look first and feel the emotion that invades us when our landmarks vanish. To analyze then the future of humanity, intimately linked to the inspired contemplation of Nature. And finally, to initiate us to a quest for beauty essential to our thirst for art, for absolute, for transcendence that make us human beings and pose the immanent question of the origin of Life.
Observation becomes meditation. Meditation becomes creation.
Photography allows me, better than any other medium, to immortalize the impermanence of life, an oxymoron that fits well with the instant that has become a moment of eternity.
Creation is my oxygen. It fills my mind and soul to the point of completeness. This is what I share through my photographic work opening up worlds, inaccessible to the naked eye, to magnify, transfigure, sanctify and present them to you.
PAREIDOLIA is an initiatory journey in the intimacy of matter. But it is first the journey of our mind confronted to enigmas, which follows a treasure hunt dotted with fantasized portraits. This statuary, projected in registers such as the tribal art or human symbolism builds a cultural bridge between our world and that of insects and plants, abolishing, at a glance, the prejudices that fill our imaginary to replace them by a reflection on beauty and the absolute necessity of the preservation of nature.
Pascal GOET, French artist photographer, devotes his art to magnifying life in all its forms, with a particular fascination for the infinitely small and with a colorist predilection. This passion is born from its confrontation with exceptional biotopes in countries with names evocative of adventures; India, Malaysia, Borneo, Peru, Guyana, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe …
He collaborates with museums, private collectors, as well as the scientific community.
Pascal Goet – Pareidolia
November 22nd – January 12th
16, rue de Beaune