Eric Baudelaire (Salt-Lake-City, USA, 1973) is a Paris based artist who's work strongly evolves around the conflictive and complex relationship between fiction and reality, exploring those areas where the line in between blurs, where meanings shift. The photograph Etats Imagières (Plantation) is part of the awarded series 'Imagined States', not coincidentally shot in the only partially recognized state of Abkhazia.
Photographic Views from a Wall by Inaki Bonillas (Mexico, 1981) is exemplary of the artist's early practice, dominated by a fascination for the photographic process. The piece belongs to a larger installation where the artist captured the same white wall with nine different techniques or devices, resulting in just as many 'shades of light'. Yet Bonilllas' rational approach towards his medium, his 'meta-photography' as Dieter Roelstrate once appointed it, never endangers the esthetic subtleness and poetic qualities of his work.
The two 'photographs' in this exhibition that were conceived without relying on any photographic device belong to Sylvie Eyberg (Brussels, Belgium, 1963). The Belgian artist composes her works, characterized by an unconventional cut and a granular texture, from found images, which are recovered integrally or just partially, extracting certain details. The combination with other images or with text fragments, as in 2000, 22,5 x 28 cm, celebrate the heydays of American Conceptual Art.
Naples, Mimmo Jodice's hometown (Italy, 1934) serves as a great source of inspiration. The beauty of it's nature, the social structures, its rich history; the artist visualizes it with a classical sense of beauty. For this show the gallery selected four works Roman Boy, Reale Albergo dei Poveri, Museo di Terramo, Vesta, and Napoli, Albergo dei Poveri. The light is metaphysical, space is left undefined.
Press release courtesy Galerie Greta Meert.