Galerie Eric Mouchet located on 45 rue Jacob, Paris 6e will open its doors on Saturday 18 October 2014 with an exhibition of works by Matthieu Gafsou, “Chaux-de-Fonds”.
Born in 1981, Matthieu Gafsou is a Swiss photographer working in series. His sharp eye captures and unveils both the beauty and the uglyness of his landscapes and portraits. Close to drawings, the photographs suspend time and they color its subjects with an oneiric touch.
Started in 2009, the “Chaux-de-Fonds” series was the fruit of his time as artist in residence invited by the Swiss town in the Jura where Le Corbusier was born. Wandering aimlessly in the streets of La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Matthieu Gafsou shot highly constructed images, sometimes funny, always bizarre. Photographs in which the disturbing strangeness resist to his fresh and perceptive eye.
In 2012, Eric Mouchet, an expert on Le Corbusier’s drawing works, discovered Matthieu Gafsou’s photos during the exhibition L’Expérience de la ville at the Musée des Beaux Arts of La-Chaux-de-Fonds.
For its inaugural exhibition, Galerie Eric Mouchet will show “Chaux-de-Fonds” by Matthieu Gafsou with the participation of Galerie C in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
All images Matthieu Gafsou, Chaux-de-Fonds, 2009 - 2012, DR.