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Italy : "ArtAbout Magazine"

Publication mai 2018

Publication en Mai 2018 de ma série "Intérieurs" en Italie dans "ArtAbout Magazine".

"Insides"

A sharp look on a cracked up society.

If the expression « to be driving » often means that we are “master on board”, having control on our lives, I show here that it’s not always the case. As in the backyard of a mansion or the backstage of a theater, I propose through this series a point of view on what escapes most of the time to our eyes. Who has never dreamed of being invisible to be able to see forbidden scenes?

Cars cockpits are the set I use to depict our deepest states. Stopping the time in this private space, “Insides” reveals us as behind closed doors, the intimacy of drivers and their possible passengers, either it is made out of nice, absurd or horror. New, second-hand, rented or stolen, the car- as a mirror-carries us as the body is the vehicle of our souls.

This systematic artwork delivers us human being in all its states.

Fasten your seatbelts and safe journey…

Artworks: "Intérieurs"

Autriche : EYE-Photo Magazine

Publication mai 2018

Publication sur 6 pages en Autriche de ma série "Traumas" dans Eye Photo Magazine (Mai 2018)

"Traumas"

" Qu’est-ce qui vous a traumatisé ? ", voilà la question que Pierre Leblanc aurait pu poser aux personnages qu’il met en scène ici. Par son jeu d’ombres et de lumières, Pierre révèle la trace que chacun d’entre nous peut s’évertuer à chasser ou méconnaitre et qui conditionne pourtant le prisme de notre existence. L’autre, les discours, les actes, qu’ils soient réels ou reconstruits, fantasmés ou vécus, voilà ce qu’il nous met sous les yeux avec cette pente qui nous pousse, une fois de plus, à l’introspection.

"Traumas"

" What has traumatized you? ", this is the question which Pierre Leblanc could have posed to the characters whom he constructs in scene. In a play of shadow and light, Pierre reveals the trace which each one of us can make every effort to chase away or to not acknowledge at all and that nevertheless colors the prism of our existence. The other, the speech, the acts; either real or reconstructed, fantasized or lived, this is what he puts before us and pushes us, one more time, to introspection.

- CL-

Artworks: "Traumas"

Japon : Rinse Magazine

Publication mars 2018

In this ten diptych-series entitled "Showroom", Pierre Leblanc brings us inside the universe of drive and basic instincts.

In a peculiar scenery of an old-fashonied hotel room, he questions human sexuality oddities. As a "Showroom" of pleasure, the pictures highlight those "woman of easy virtue" who are seen as objects of desire and "flesh pieces dedicated to satisfaction". It also questions male's sexuality, in which men can hardly focus their desire and love on one woman only : what are they actually searching for in prostitutes' company ? As a way of understanding it, we could quote one of Freud's statement about men sexual confusion : "When they love they cannot desire, and when they desire they cannot love". You can feel a world of loneliness coming out of these diptychs : first of all the loneliness of these women considered as objects of satisfaction, but also the one from the inevitable sexual encounter with another body. In these pictures, fantasies stack up against morality, the unthought part of drive is highlighted ans despite your will, you are facing your own guilty pleasures.

 - CL

Artworks: "Showroom"

Italie : Vogue Italia

Publication mars 2018

Dans cette série intitulée « Showroom » présentée sous la forme de 10 diptyques, Pierre Leblanc nous plonge dans l’univers de la pulsion.

C’est dans un décor unique de chambre d’hôtel désuet, que Pierre s’interroge sur les bizarreries de la sexualité humaine. « Showroom » de la jouissance, il s’agit ici d’un questionnement sur ces femmes dites de « petites vertues », ces objets du désir, ces « morceaux de chair voués à la satisfaction ». C’est aussi un questionnement sur la sexualité masculine, où l’homme peine à rassembler son désir et son amour sur une même femme : que vont finalement trouver ces hommes auprès des prostituées ? Nous pourrions citer comme élément de compréhension la réflexion de Freud sur l’embrouille sexuelle de l’homme « Lorsqu’ils aiment ils ne désirent pas et lorsqu’ils désirent ils ne peuvent pas aimer ». Un univers de solitudes se dégage de ces diptyques : la solitude de ces femmes d’une part, objets de satisfactions, mais aussi, celle, irréductible de la rencontre sexuelle avec le corps de l’autre… Dans ces clichés, nous sommes face aux fantasmes qui s’opposent à la morale, la dimension acéphale de la pulsion nous apparaît et ainsi s’ouvrent malgré nous, nos questions sur nos propres modes de jouissances.

- CL

 

Artworks: "Showroom"

Italie : Vogue Italia

Publication mars 2018

In this ten diptych-series entitled "Showroom", Pierre Leblanc brings us inside the universe of drive and basic instincts.

In a peculiar scenery of an old-fashonied hotel room, he questions human sexuality oddities. As a "Showroom" of pleasure, the pictures highlight those "woman of easy virtue" who are seen as objects of desire and "flesh pieces dedicated to satisfaction". It also questions male's sexuality, in which men can hardly focus their desire and love on one woman only : what are they actually searching for in prostitutes' company ? As a way of understanding it, we could quote one of Freud's statement about men sexual confusion : "When they love they cannot desire, and when they desire they cannot love". You can feel a world of loneliness coming out of these diptychs : first of all the loneliness of these women considered as objects of satisfaction, but also the one from the inevitable sexual encounter with another body. In these pictures, fantasies stack up against morality, the unthought part of drive is highlighted ans despite your will, you are facing your own guilty pleasures.

 - CL

Artworks: "Showroom"