Alain Delorme photography. Exhibition in Shanghai. Galerie Magda Danysz. Autumn 2012.
Magda Danysz Gallery – Shanghai, 188 Linqing Road (near Yangshupu Road), Shanghai, China
Exhibition Opening : Saturday October 27th, 2012 from 4 to 8PM
Following his three stays in residency in Shanghai, from 2010 to 2012, French photographer Alain Delorme presents a major retrospective of his work from October, 27th to December, 1st at the Magda Danysz Gallery. After numerous exhibitions this year, including his participation at the Vevey Images Festival in September 2012, this retrospective is an opportunity to see for the first time ever the complete Little Dolls series and the eighteen pieces of the Totems series done in Shanghai.
Alain Delorme practices “pixel surgery”. In his Little Dolls photographs, he transforms the images of young girls to question their identity. In his Totems series he explores a booming city through the loads of urban materials carried by the locals. Totems was made in Shanghai and completed in 2012, it presents a critical view of the complexity of society. Alain Delorme gives us an altered reflection of society that brings to light the faults and the most surprising excesses in contemporary times.
Between the real and unreal, he stages images that shine brightly, whereby the saturated colours tend to make us forget the subject being photographed. Art critic Raphaële Bertho says “Beyond the balance of these compositions, the author breaks the rules of documentary genre, playing and editing of colour to give us a kind of augmented reality”.
See also: http://www.magda-gallery.com/en/gallery-shanghai
Alain Delorme bio:
Born in 1979. Lives and works in Paris
Graduated from the Gobelins, l’école de l’image, Paris.
Master of photography at Paris VIII University.
2012 Bacqueville Gallery, Lille, France.
2012 FTC Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2011 L’imprimerie Image/Imatge, Orthez, France.
2011 Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain.
2011 Gallery Brandt, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2011 Le Bon Marché / Rive Gauche, Paris, France.
2010 Magda Danysz gallery, Paris, France.
2008 Gallery 360°, Tokyo, Japan.
2007 Cosmos gallery, Paris, France.
2006 L’imprimerie Image/Imatge, Orthez, France.
2007 Arcimboldo Prize, Gens d’Image, Paris, France.