Saturday, May 25, 2024

Laurent Chéhère is a french artist. He lives in Menilmontant, a popular district of Paris, a real Tower of Babel where you can meet the whole world. These inspirations, he chose to bring them together, especially in “The Flying Houses” series which carry his universe, his atmosphere, his history, all that the artist wanted to put there, but also everything the public will wants to see there.

The “Flying Houses” are a surrealistic and poetic vision of old Paris, inspired by Jules Verne, Albert Robida, Moebius, Hayao Miyazaki, William Klein, Wim Wenders, Federico Fellini, Serge Gainsbourg, Marcel Carné, Jean Cocteau and more.

The author isolates these buildings of their urban context and releases them from the anonymity of the street to tell the life, the dreams and the hopes of these inhabitants. The images are photomontage of hundred of elements like roof, windows, gutter, fireplace, characters, antennas, graffiti and sky, captured and assembled afterward like a puzzle.

Laurent Chéhère work have been exhibited in numerous place, in particular at ParisPhoto2013, The Fence Festival New York 2016, Seoul Lunar Festival 2015, Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2013, Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow 2015, Fotografica Bogota 2015 in Colombia, Caumont Art Center in Aix-en-Provence 2015, John Michael Kohler Art Center 2017 and the MUCEM (Museum of Civilizations of Europe and Mediterranean) in Marseille.

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