Bruno Aveillan

Photographer: Bruno Aveillan
Texts: Zoé Balthus & Stéphan Lévy-Kuentz
Pages: 200
Size: 22×28,8 cm
Publisher: Au-Delà Du Raisonnable
Edition : 2012

Bruno Aveillan’s photographs allow us to contemplate a different kind of beauty, a beauty that is staggering both in its fascinating purity and in the very obliteration that threatens the new enchantment it immediately evokes. It’s the bewitching, luminous, cruel, ephemeral game typical of beauty par excellence. The indomitable is always quick to disappear.

The exhilaration of transfiguration, perpetual motion, the virtuoso photographer shifts the light on the infinite variations that characterize the incomparable richness of his register, just like the intimate immensity that still awaits many exalted images.

He stages diaphanous substances that evolve to inner melodies, and his ballet rustles with living colors, gliding in perfect waves along silhouettes and subjects. Each ray invites an iridescent dream germ, scratches the heavens, caresses a face, illuminates a gaze, sublimates a jewel, awakens a child, calls forth a joy.

Thanks to this breathtaking choreographic mastery of light, Bruno Aveillan’s images transcend reality with an utterly confounding harmony, giving rise to a new reflection on the passage of time, the relativity of perception, the power of memory and the enigma of beauty.

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Choreography of
the dazzle

From Mnemo Lux to Acetate Spirit, from Minotaur-Ex to Papillon, from Kafka to SandMan, from MorphoLab to BlackDreads, via Bolshoi Underground and Isolation Ceremony, mysterious entities spring up and recall themselves in the heart of materials, beings metamorphose with constancy, identities are questioned in concert. Bodies dance to strange rhythms, sizing each other up with curiosity, loving each other with passion, pushing each other away in the fulgurance of the unique moment and existential ecstasy. The skins are reflected on the other side of the mirrors, and their echoes flow through the night like black diamonds in a clear wave.

The artist is a master in the art of dazzling.

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