Description

Edition of 8 + 2 AP

Signed, titled, dated, numbered on back.

"I question the concept of “still life”, this notion of “the immortalization of an instant” through photography. How is it possible today to think that something is fixed forever when we know, scientifically, that everything is related to time? We feel that the physical world does not exist alone, that its existence is based on the fact that it is observed by the mind of every creature whose intention transcends that of physical objects. A fundamental metaphysical intuition confirmed by quantum physics. It specifies how physical systems are affected in their reality by observing them.

With these photographs, I invoke our ability to see beyond the representation of a familiar scene or object. Accidents are welcome, black and white, materials and energies are free. I use different cameras, 4x5 and medium format, but always loaded with the same film. I am convinced that using digital capture would not serve the purpose of the series due to too high precision and control."

Michel Monteaux

“I found it interesting to see how your series transforms everyday topics into something fragile and precious, revealing a somewhat mystical presence in the mundane. "

Fabian Knierim, curator at the Westlicht Center for Photography, Vienna, Austria.

"Michel Monteaux thus attempts to constitute a harmonious set of « images » outside well-defined categories, offering a more important place to the mystery than to the subject.”

Fabien Ribery

Michel Monteaux

INSTANTS

  • Medium
    Photography
  • Year
    2020
  • Size

    23.6 × 23.6 in

    60 × 60 cm

  • Material
    Ultrachrome ink print on Hahnemühle William Turner paper 310 gr.
  • Price
    € 1,600
  • Edition
    Edition of 8
  • Certificate of Authenticity
    Includes certificate of authenticity.
  • Artist Signature
    The artwork is signed by the artist.
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Description

Edition of 8 + 2 AP

Signed, titled, dated, numbered on back.

"I question the concept of “still life”, this notion of “the immortalization of an instant” through photography. How is it possible today to think that something is fixed forever when we know, scientifically, that everything is related to time? We feel that the physical world does not exist alone, that its existence is based on the fact that it is observed by the mind of every creature whose intention transcends that of physical objects. A fundamental metaphysical intuition confirmed by quantum physics. It specifies how physical systems are affected in their reality by observing them.

With these photographs, I invoke our ability to see beyond the representation of a familiar scene or object. Accidents are welcome, black and white, materials and energies are free. I use different cameras, 4x5 and medium format, but always loaded with the same film. I am convinced that using digital capture would not serve the purpose of the series due to too high precision and control."

Michel Monteaux

“I found it interesting to see how your series transforms everyday topics into something fragile and precious, revealing a somewhat mystical presence in the mundane. "

Fabian Knierim, curator at the Westlicht Center for Photography, Vienna, Austria.

"Michel Monteaux thus attempts to constitute a harmonious set of « images » outside well-defined categories, offering a more important place to the mystery than to the subject.”

Fabien Ribery

Michel Monteaux

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