Gilles Desrozier


In the works of Gilles Desrozier, onirism captures reality.

Using the photographic support resulting from his travels around the world, he superimposes, fragments, decomposes, recomposes his images and frees himself from the classic photographic codes.

The camera in the sense of camera obscura takes on a highly symbolic dimension here, revealing an intermediate space.

Gilles Desrozier’s photographs are remarkable in the sense that they confront several existential notions: dreams/reality, absence/presence, present/past.

These images seem to defy all notions of time and weight and place us, like in his “La Chambre des rêves” series, in an airlock where sensitivity, reminiscence would be perceptible.

The technique used pushes this reflection further. Because Gilles Desrozier explores the field of photographic possibilities, avoiding reducing it to its objective function, but rather affirming its correspondence with the arts, establishing a link with the singers of the imaginary: poets and painters. The images unfurl, evanescent, making us aware of a fleeting beauty whose brilliance has no words, but rather holds secrecy.

may 2017, O. Goutal


Born in 1963
Lives and works in Paris

Collections and Prizes:

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des estampes et de la photographie
Musée de la Solidarité Salvador Allende, Santiago du Chili, Chili
Prix Arcimboldo : mention spéciale, 2011
Nominated for the HSBC prize, 2010

Exhibitions (selection):

Centre d’Art La Chapelle, Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines
Fotofever, Carrousel du Louvre, Solo show au stand de la galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris
The Aipad photography show, New York
Horizon(s), Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris
Fondation Swiss Life, Paris
Exhibition at the Arcimboldo’sprize, Paris