Reine Paradis is a French artist born in 1989. She constructs narrative photographs staging herself as the central figure in a surreal landscape. Paradis is dressed in yellow in the images of “Midnight” and is shown interacting in color filled landscapes.
Shot in many locations throughout America, the photo series «Midnight» takes us on an introspective journey across a symbolic and chromatic world, projected above the limit of reality and imagination.
All the scenes are imagined and conceptualized before shooting in real locations. Once the scene is visualized in it’s entirety, Paradis makes sketches and paints the scene to use as a blue print when photographing the final scene. All the costumes, accessories and origami are meticulously designed and prepared according to the initial vision of the scene. Each scene is an adventure and a story in and of itself.
Reine Paradis – Midnight
14 March – 14 May 2019
Hôtel Jules & Jim
11, rue des Gravilliers