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Vibrant Anonymity

Vibrant Anonymity

Eric Dufour’s (b. 1964) photographic practice is based upon the simple desire to evoke a variety of emotions and concepts through images devoid of unnecessary content. This notion resonates through the entirety of Dufour’s oeuvre, built upon a bold and uninhibited documentation of urban topographies. Flush with a consistently colourful palette, asymmetrical buildings are reduced to their basic elements. Only fractions are shown, taking away the opportunity for the viewer to assert a particular identity. Opening up dialogues about anonymity, the images are at once reductive and open-ended. Simplicity, ironically, allows a multitude of dialogues. Colours and shapes evoke their own associations, and ask intriguing questions about the larger structures to which they belong: how does context feed into the judgments that we make as audiences, and how important is it for the reception of the image?

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