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Antoine Buttafoghi

The Curve is the Shortest Path to Beauty, 2013

Photography : digital 47.2 x 31.5 inch


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Antoine Buttafoghi, The Curve is the Shortest Path to Beauty

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Limited edition of 30 including : 60x40 cm : Edition 1/8 120x80 cm : Edition 1/8 150x100 cm : Edition 1/8 Series "Loneliness(es)": By necessity, choice or bad luck ... loneliness can take many forms. Whether it comes from punishment or, on the contrary, from a reward, it can go along with freedom, but does not hate disarray! It is self-seeking or fleeing from the other, accepted and light or undergone and overwhelming. Intimate confusion or subtle balance! Loneliness as a fruitful initiatory experience, an inner journey, a lucid quest and which allows to generate a different relationship to oneself and to the world. Loneliness as an art of living that allows you to turn to the essential, connected to yourself, to the sacred, to the eternal. A wandering in the depths of being, a secret odyssey, a destination towards oneself... Loneliness as a last exile, a last salvation, an absolute silence. Alone in their environment, these characters isolated in their space or in their dreams, find themselves suspended in time, no doubt in search of somewhere else. They impose their scale on the plans, a life proper to the lines and a verticality too! And they would doubtless be surprised at the importance of their visual weights in the geometric balance of the masses.
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47.2 x 31.5 inch
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Antoine Buttafoghi

Antoine Buttafoghi

France • Born in: 1959

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French artists

Winner of international competitions and twice finalist of the prestigious Master Hasselblad competition in 2012 and 2018, Antoine Buttafoghi has exhibited his work in France, Luxembourg, Japan, Hungary, the United Kingdom, India, Italy and Brazil. Consultant and Professor at the University of Corsica Pascale Paoli, he has been teaching photography and associated techniques for over 20 years. He has worked regularly with the magazine “Création Numérique” as a specialized journalist.

Antoine Buttafoghi’s photographs are impeccably composed around the human form in all its diversity, connected with its environment or not, and he plays with colour contrasts through a graphic style. Highly restrained, his photos depict a “unique” human being who seems lost in the vastness of the world; a testimony to an aesthetic consent to our attachment to the earthly, the passage of time and the singularity of the Human Being at the heart of the world. The artist captures the ephemeral with a perfect mastery of harmony, in the search for a certain equilibrium, his own included.

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