In his work as a photographer and artist, Laurent Millet chapters consists of an imaginary encyclopedia, populated by objects that built in natural settings or in his workshop. His assemblages are hybrids of traditional objects, scientific, architectural, as well as works by artists he likes the work.
What’s this? Sculpture? Drawing? DIY? On installation? The artist sets up “poetic machinery” he then photographs and the final image comes justify all the steps that preceded it .
In its own way, relying mostly on a certain erudition his awkwardness on his skill , he tries to question the images it produces those, and those, latent , waiting in the landscape, in the objects, to be awakened. It looks and their modes of appearance, persistence, practical nature, uncertain identity. From a general point of view, the concept of series is important in the work of the artist. She deep structure. Some are designed as travel.
Prix Nadar 2014
Coproducer
Musées d'Angers
Released
16/05/2014
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
170 x 245
Anglais/Français
Relié couverture cartonnée
200 photos colors and black and white
352 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-310-0
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Laurent Millet né en 1968, se consacre à la photographie depuis le début des années 1990. Il vit dans des paysages où l’eau, la terre, le ciel se confondent, au bord de l’estuaire de la Gironde, dont il fait son territoire de travail.
Représenté à New York par Robert Mann Gallery, à Paris par Camera Obscura.
Il a publié en 2002 chez Filigranes La méthode un livre d’artiste sous forme de leporello  6 m de longueur.
Michel Poivert Born in 1965, Professor of Contemporary Art History / History of Photography in Paris 1 University in 1992 He spends his doctorate in history of art at the pictorialist photography, under the direction of José Vovelle . He participated at the same time rescuing SFP threatened with closure, he took the chair. He will head the exhibition "Utopia photographic" the MEP.
Co-founder and responsible Artkopel redaction in ArtKopel.
Christine Besson is chief curator in charge of the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Angers.