June 24, 2013

Gérard Rancinan - Various works

Gérard Rancinan, born in 1953 in Bordeaux, is one of the most famous (and expensive) French photograph. He plays with symbols in a more American than French tradition creating iconic portraits of our vulgar civilisation. His visual imagery is a little bit too much "fashion-world" for me and his semantics sometimes trivial, but I can't deny there a strength often lacking in photography. Some of his images leave a deep wound in our cultural representation and feed our lucidity about this mercantile world. He has currently 2 exhibitions, one in Cannes (France) and one in Bratislava (Slovak Republic). Strange that the latter is announced everywhere in my home area. And I live in Paris, not in Bratislava. If someone could explain. His site here.

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