Publication le 07 Juin 2016 dans "Photonews Magazine" (Hong Kong) des séries "Intérieurs" et "Le banc"
In the construction of his human comedy, Pierre Leblanc culminates in the coherent conciliation of social and artistic dimensions. This balance is pretty rare to be indicated. More than a moralist, Pierre is an inspired aesthete who invents the visual pamphlet. He exhausts and sends signs of solidarity, messages of tenderness, he carries by the picture, in a brutal and incisive way, noble ideas, he does not hesitate to intersperse its visual declarations of unusual and funny bombs and on the stage of its objective, all the human theatre is played, sordid to funny, vile to poignant.
Everything is played out, everything takes place in the great human barnum, splendour and misery. Everything, with an acuteness, a devastating efficiency, is said about the being: the monster, the fallen angel, the animal, the meat, the flesh, the cold vertebrate, the ugly, the soiled, the malicious, the puppet, the shiver, the emotional, the misfit, the overwhelming… Work also consists of uncompromising radiography of humankind.
The purpose here is not (only) to entice but to impact, rattle, destabilize, fluster, affect. The aim is to perforate the membrane of shifty and superficial look. Its photographs are occasions of duels, or embraces, confrontations or complicities, pictures which generate tensions, reactions, which take out the viewer of this kind of floating placidity which characterizes too often the look of the cultural tourist…
- Denys-Louis Colaux