In the Old Wine Storehouse, is presented a photography exhibition by French artist, Thomas Dozol. For Château La Coste, Dozol decided to combine and contrast three separate bodies of work: his first photographic series; his first foray into screen-printing on paper; and his most recent works layering photography and screen-printing onto large format canvases.
Each starting with a photographic gesture, these three series not only have different materiality, they also present distinct strategies on approaching the relationship between artist and model. I’ll Be Your Mirror began as an experiment in how much the photographer can disappear to capture intimate, often solitary moments. For I Like You Better with Static Noise, Dozol approached the human form as sculptural object. Memory played me like a violin was a return to portraiture, but this time the dialogue and exchange with the sitter was the main focus of each studio session.
Shot over the course of a decade (2008-2018), all of these portraits were captured using the same Hasselblad camera. The distinctive composition brought on by its square format brings a visual coherence to all the works, presented here together for the first time in a site specific installation.
Thomas Dozol was born in 1975 in Martinique and educated in Paris. After receiving a Masters in Economics and Applied Mathematics, he moved to New York to pursue a career in the performing arts, as an actor. He began to spend more time documenting other performers than he did on stage, and these images lead to photography commissions from such magazines as Interview, Another Man, Vogue Paris, and Monopol, among others. Since I’ll Be Your Mirror, Dozol’s first solo show of intimate portraiture, his artistic practice has expanded to include silkscreen and sculptural works, as well as more abstract photographic studies, through which he explores color and geometry in representations of the body.
Dozol’s work has been featured in solo shows in NY, Berlin Sao Paulo, Atlanta, and most recently at French Riviera in London and Andersen’s in Copenhagen.
He lives and works in both New York and Berlin.
Thomas Dozol – I and Them
Until October 31, 2018
Chateau La Coste
2750 Route de La Cride
13610 Le Puy Sainte Réparade