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Corinne Mariaud, Smile M1. Série I try so hard

Corinne Mariaud Smile M1. Série I try so hard, 2015

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Photography : lambda print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    19.7 x 17.7 x 1 inch

  • Support

    Photography on Diasec and Dibond

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 5 copies
    5 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    Montpellier - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    With I try so hard, Corinne Mariaud explores the smile. She focuses on the expressions of the faces she captures by imposing performances on her models: she made them smile for 2 minutes by filming them before taking the photographs. Photographic work consists of three photo series with a simple rule for each series: a model, three hairstyles, three types of makeup and three different dress styles. The common denominator of all these sets is the smile.

    Through this tensioning, the artist questions the very meaning of a smile which can express sympathy, pleasure, even embarrassment or fear. Here, over the course of the pose, it becomes a grin that responds to social women stereotypes. In the couple, in business world, in society, people expect her to be pleasant, manageable, silent, in a word - smiling. This smile, smooth and standardized is part of what Corinne Mariaud call the "compulsory figures" of the woman. Her social identity is first smiling.

    Each Smile is the image of an exaggeratedly stereotypical woman, a seemingly easy image to locate at first glance but which plays on ambiguities that let us slip into a feeling of strangeness and discomfort. The images are beautiful ... like a threat.

    There are two sizes : 50 x 45 cm and 70 x 60 cm. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Corinne Mariaud

France Born in: 1964
Translation in progress

Born in 1964, Corinne Mariaud is a french artist photographer.  She lives and works in Paris. She is graduate from the Arts High School Duperré and also from the Académie Charpentier in Paris. 

Corinne Mariaud was a press photographer. She invests several artistic forms from fashion to visual arts. Her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions in galleries and international art fairs.

Corinne Mariaud's personal work questions the woman's image and her position in our contemporary society, the diktat of appearance, femininity and masculinity and gender stereotypes.

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Corinne Mariaud, Smile M1. Série I try so hard
Corinne Mariaud, Smile M1. Série I try so hard