Sit and wait...., 2015

by Alain Longeaud

Photography : archival pigment print 47.2 x 37.8 x 0.2 inch

$3,561

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Type

Numbered and limited to 8 copies

5 copies available

Signature

Signed artwork

Authenticity

Sold with certificate of Authenticity from the artist

Invoice from the gallery


Medium

Photography: archival pigment print

Dimensions cm inch

47.2 x 37.8 x 0.2 inch Height x Width x Depth

Framing

Black frame with museum glass

Artwork dimensions including frame

48.8 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Tags

Architecture

Conceptual

Chairs

House

Dream

Surrealism

Travel

Green

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: France

An old country house, faded paintings, a Voltaire armchair. I put the chair down, leaned back and took the photo. I didn't yet know what it was going to become because, very often, the story is revealed later. Reality is then only an aesthetic support to create this feeling of strangeness that I am looking for. Here, the armchair finds itself in a space outside of time, ready to take you away. All that's left to do is sit there and wait...but what? This photo is also available in two other formats, one larger, one smaller.
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Professional art gallery • France

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Collector’s Guide

Imagine it at home

Alain Longeaud, Sit and wait....

Steps :

To talk about my work, you have to go back to the origins.

The 70s, with the beginning of fine photographic art, the meeting with photographers Ralph Gibson and Duane Michals both on the line of demarcation, where reality becomes abstract.

It was therefore towards a creation diametrically opposed to that of conceptual photography that I was moving towards, a creation where there is no difference between the imaginary and reality. I decided then that my photos will not show, will not explain, will not question. They will open the doors to emotions.

I like to quote Gerhard Richter: "I obey no intention, no system, no tendency.. I like uncertainty, infinity and permanent insecurity". Bio:

Even though I became interested in music at a very young age through the piano, I always felt like a photographer. Always a matter of perspective. First more on the side of black and white than color.

The meeting with Helmut Newton, whose assistant I was, opened the doors to the world of fashion where I made a career working for the main French and Italian fashion magazines.

Today visual artist photography has replaced fashion and it is no longer in magazines but in French and foreign galleries that my work is exhibited.

Collections:

Soulages Museum / Rodez
Museum of Decorative Arts / Paris

Exhibitions:

2022
HERE Venice, Ten Arts

2019
Van Gogh Art Gallery, Madrid
François Giraudeau Gallery, Les Portes en Ré

2018
Art Basel Grand Openinf of Miami Dome, See Me
Miami Art Basel Aqua, Van Gogh Gallery
Chashama Gala Times
Poiesis Art Gallery, Paris
Paul Beuscher, Paris

2016
Marie Robin Gallery, Paris
Dock Art Fair Lyon, Francois Giraudeau Gallery

2015
Pont Neuf Gallery, Paris
House of Photography, Lille, France

2014
Marie Robin Gallery, Paris
The Cat Street Gallery, Signal 8 Summer Show, Hong Kong
Francois Giraudeau Gallery, Les-Portes-en-Ré, France

2013
Chatillon House of Arts, Chatillon, France
Francois Giraudeau Gallery, Les-Portes-en-Ré, France
Grand Palais, Arts and gardens, Paris
Silvia Weibel Gallery, Verbier, Switzerland

2012
Galerie les Singuliers, Month of Photography (official selection), Paris
New Images Gallery, Hotel Scribe, Paris



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