Christophe Pouget

Christophe Pouget is a French artist. He was a winner of “Vision of the World” – an international contest organized last year by Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, which presented his first solo show in New York in January 2014.
Christophe Pouget started his artistic career in 2008, when he created his first photographic assemblages. Focused on the affective relationship of time and space, his latest works are inspired by familiar cities or foreign places encountered during travels around the world. Yet, rather than a “visual diary”, they represent a personal evocation of emotional feelings that connect him to a specific place at a given moment and thereafter throughout the artistic process, when images are filtered through the sieve of memory.

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Christophe Pouget

Christophe Pouget is a French artist. He was a winner of “Vision of the World” – an international contest organized last year by Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, which presented his first solo show in New York in January 2014.
Christophe Pouget started his artistic career in 2008, when he created his first photographic assemblages. Focused on the affective relationship of time and space, his latest works are inspired by familiar cities or foreign places encountered during travels around the world. Yet, rather than a “visual diary”, they represent a personal evocation of emotional feelings that connect him to a specific place at a given moment and thereafter throughout the artistic process, when images are filtered through the sieve of memory.

The artist is guided by his own philosophical belief. According to him, “we can follow many paths in life, but we all leave traces of our passage somewhere; in places where someone else was before us and did the same thing”. The network of these invisible traces embodies what he calls the “soul of places”, which he tries to capture with his digital camera. For this purpose, he takes hundreds of photographs in the same place at different moments, exploring subtle changes of light and atmosphere, as an impressionist painter. Then, like in a cubist collage, he reconstructs a unique dynamic image, with vivid colors and varied perspectives, by juxtaposing and superimposing all these pictures, of which the peripheral ones create a kind of embattled outline – mostly sharp and irregular, sometimes almost round – suggesting a potential extension of the image beyond the limits. By merging multiple photographs into a single image, Pouget plays with time: on the one hand, he compresses it, encapsulating an ideal moment; on the other hand, he dilates time, offering to the viewer the opportunity to choose any desired moment, corresponding to a given fragment of the great “puzzle”. Space and time are inextricably linked.

Exhibitions

MAY 2014 – Affordable Art Fair – Singapore
APRIL 2014 – Affordable Art Fair – New York
MARCH 2014 – Affordable Art Fair – Hong Kong
JAN- FEB 2014 – As times goes by – Emmanuel Fremin Gallery – New York
OCTOBRE 2013 – Salon d’art contemporain Balt’Art – Nogent sur Marne
OCTOBRE – Affordable Art Fair – New York
JULY 2013 – Vision of the world – Emmanuel Fremin Gallery – New York
JUNE 2013 – Décalages Urbains – Direction du groupe La Poste – Lyon SOLO
MARCH 2013 – Parcours Off de la Biennale Internationnale de Design – St-Etienne SOLO
JANVIER – New York Stories – Galerie 33 – Lyon
OCTOBRE 2012 – Salon Des Designers – Lyon
OCTOBRE 2012- Halles Paul Bocuse – Lyon
JUNE 2012 – Complexe Hotelier Les Vieilles Pierres – Saint-Etienne MARS – Le Village des créateurs – Lyon
JAN 2012 – Galerie 33 – Lyon
OCTOBRE 2011 – L’ Appartement – Toulouse
SEPTEMBRE – Salon Des Designers – Lyon JUIN – Espace Paul Ricard – Lyon SOLO
OCTOBRE 2010 – Atelier Laurence Jeanson – Lyon