Kaléidoscope

Kaléidoscope

Gérard Musy's Kaleidoscope is a playful, multiple and dynamic concept, a series of photographs created by a composition of four close-up images, which allow their colours and geometric shapes to burst. Women in Andalusian costumes, circus tents, beach towels or parasols, these subjects are brightly coloured under the summer light. Framed closely, these figures and objects become almost abstract and their colour takes over from shape and meaning. Kaleidoscope, etymologically "beautiful aspect", is given without any pretension: nothing but fireworks and colourful festivities, a beautiful random composition formed by multiple visual elements. Gérard Musy, renowned for his sophisticated work in black and white, is engaged here in a reflection on the essential attraction of bright colours, present in art since antiquity and whose liveliness has long been forgotten. On the other hand, on the eternal opposition between colour and black and white in the various pictorial movements. In this cornucopia of colourful abundance, everything is a mixture, a mess, a spectacular mix, offered to the spectators in a jumble. This chaotic effect is multiplied by the mirror arrangement of four shots within the same image. Photography is thus the reflection of life and energy: Kaleidoscope is an explosion of colours and joie de vivre. Gérard Musy was born in 1959 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and lives in Paris. In 1983, while still a student, he began photographing New York nights. In the sophisticated black and white of the Sexy Eighties. He shot the collections of the greatest fashion PRESS RELEASE, JUNE 2019 Photographic exhibition HÔTEL & SPA LA BELLE JULIETTE 92 rue du Cherche-Midi 75006 Paris Open every day from 11am to 10pm Free entrance www.labellejuliette.com hotellabellejuliette designers and the nightlife of Paris, London and New York. At a time when photographers were crawling around the podiums, Gérard Musy was one of the first to take pictures backstage with his Leica. After working as a fashion photographer in New York and Los Angeles, he moved to Paris in 1991 and pursued his commercial and personal projects. His works are in the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Swiss Foundation for Photography in Winterthur and the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, as well as in many private collections.

Kaléidoscope

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