Thomas De Monaco was raised in the Swiss countryside. His ongoing affinity with nature may be one of the reasons why authenticity characterizes each of his images.
Over time he has turned more and more to abstract photography. What interests him is the surface and its narrative potential, its peculiar ambiguity as a carrier of memory. This interest connects his abstract and representational photographs with each other just as it is the basis and inspiration of his commercial work.
The shape and surface of all organic beings have a frightening effect. the touch is usually limited to the olfactory sensorium. The eye turns away, but the smell remains. In the conscious composition an image should thus be able to become a carrier of olfactory particles.
The presentation at the Cave Sauvage in Paris plays with small formats and the arbitrary compilation of a few pictures, a provocative but thoroughly sensual impression emerges. The exhibition is curated by Julian Meijer.
Thomas De Monaco, Sauvage
November 8th – December 31st
55 rue du Cherche Midi