Façades is an intriguing conceptual series that focuses on the ever-imposing nature of superficiality and visual preconception. Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy (b. 1986) re-imagines streets through the eyes of city-dwellers; initial appearances become lasting memories. The result is captured in these foreboding yet beautiful images: a two-dimensional world that offers only an initial glimpse into its secrets, where aesthetics are the only refuge for the viewer. Devoid of intimate details, the flattened houses linger in an oddly scintillating void where onlookers live only amongst scenery. The artist pulls the eye into a space between reality and fiction – a land somewhere between dusk and darkness, haunted by limitation. Purgatorial, the landscape becomes a shadow of itself. Gaudrillot-Roy has exhibited as part of festivals such as Circulation(s), Paris; Voies Off, Arles; and Fotofestiwal, Łódź. www.zachariegaudrillot-roy.com.
Presenting the Unknown
Generational Perceptions Through Digital Mediums
The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, welcomes back Bloomberg New Contemporaries into its galleries this November.
History in Context
There are unseen lines that cross the earth, lines that make little concession to land or water but are owed and owing to both, through industry and habitation.