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Current Exhibitions

François Fontaine - Cosmos
Cité de l'image de Clervaux (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2019-09-17 to 2020-09-16

Françoise Huguier - The world’s curiosities of Françoise Huguier
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac (FRANCE)
From 2020-03-31 to 2020-06-20


François Fontaine

Cinéma du Panthéon
13, rue Victor Cousin
75005 Paris (FRANCE)
01 40 46 01 21

From 2019-10-15 to 2019-12-31

• Monday to Friday, from 12 am to 7 pm

An icon is an image, an object of contemplation. It is the archetype, the primitive and ideal near perfection model. May it be secular or religious, an icon is as obsessive as it is fascinating. Movie stars are admired and desired, they are rich and powerful, they make us dream yet remain inaccessible. Their daily virtual presence is an illusion that charms and haunts us, while at the same time keeping us estranged from the real world.
My attention was drawn to those who convey a particular emotion, the ones that I consider as being icons are creatures of a rare beauty and elegance, they are beings whose life style is synonymous with commitment and struggle. Beings for whom the words emancipation, liberation, rebellion have a particular resonance both in their lives and in their films. Beings who are fighting to make changes within society yet who remain fragile and vulnerable.
With the series Icons, I wanted to continue exploring the film world while using photography. This series of portraits, in colour, was produced from films projected on a screen. Each photograph is a pictorial re-interpretation of a scene in which a star evolves, a star whose gaze, expression and gestures touched me. The chromatic sfumato that composes these portraits makes these beings even more mysterious and timeless. Their faces - often famous and which we could contemplate endlessly - remain an enigma which I leave to each one of you to decipher. This is what makes myths, legends and icons.
François Fontaine

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Bouda Ferhat
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Castro Prieto Juan Manuel
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Landry Amélie
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
ten Hoopen Pieter
Terré Ricard
Tillim Guy
Tunbjörk Lars
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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