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.