Cris, since 1996

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Thierry Fontaine, "Echo", Cris, 2010

Thierry Fontaine addresses the relationship between North and South (specifically, between Réunion and major cities) in the context of postcolonialism. As well, an essential element of his work is the question of identity and self-awareness. Thierry Fontaine covers up his face with various different materials that stifle the senses; with these materials he puts a shroud over the question of skin colour, and thus simultaneously brings discrimination into the light and covers it up. Thierry Fontaine tries with his photographs to deconstruct clichés.

Bio

Thierry Fontaine
(1969, Saint-Pierre, La Réunion) lebt und arbeitet in Paris.
1992-1987 Besuch der École supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg, Frankreich. Diverse Gruppenausstellungen in Madrid, New York, Paris, Genf, Berlin sowie diverse Einzelausstellungen in Brisbane, London und Mailand.

www.thierry-fontaine.com

Courtesy Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris