The Galerie Esther Woerdehoff in Paris features visual poems by Spanish photo artist Chema Madoz. On view through 12 March, 2016.
Born in 1958 in Madrid, Chema Madoz has been spending the last thirty years creating a body of work that manages to escape the trends of artistic photography while constantly honoring it with the most beautiful tributes. In the influence of Surrealism, the photographer becomes a sculptor, on a line stretched between the real and the imaginary.
By transforming objects, often utilitarian, playing with collage, juxtaposition, reflections, he then brings chaos in everyday life and seems to allow silent things to express their innermost desires. Magician of the silver printing, Chema Madoz prints his pictures in warm tones, playing with the small and large, with a format and an edition always carefully chosen according to the subject of each photograph.
In 2014, the Rencontres d’Arles offered him a major retrospective show that made him better know to the general public and Actes Sud recently published the French translation of his latest book, “Les règles du jeu”, which presents photographs created since 2008. Galerie Esther Woerdehoff presents a selection of these recent works.
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