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Chine : Qidye

Publication août 2014

Publication en Chine dans Qidye 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…

- Audrey Pasquet

Artworks: "Intérieurs"

USA : The Eye of photography

Publication février 2014

This was our editors’ pick of the week. The fantastic, maniac creativity of Pierre Leblanc’s series Le Banc (The Bench) was particularly impressive.

The bench

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

Artworks: "Le banc"

Belgique : Kroutchev Planet Photo

Publication janvier 2014

Publication en Janvier sur le blog belge de photographie d'art contemporain : Kroutchev Planet Photo

Artworks: "Intérieurs"

Chine : Spring Breeze Magazine

Publication novembre 2013

Nouvelle publication en Chine de la série "Intérieurs", cette fois dans le magazine "Spring Breeze"  un article de 4 pages sur mon travail et 8 photographies de la série.

Artworks: "Intérieurs"

Chine : ImgII Studio China

Publication août 2013

Publication de la série "Intérieurs en Chine dans ImgII Studio China

该系列作品名为Interieurs,由比利时摄影师Pierre Leblanc拍摄。每幅图片讲述了一组车内乘客在这个私人空间里上演的故事,它或美丽、或恐怖,甚至荒谬,涉及了爱情、毒品、酗酒、自杀等话题。

"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"