Renowned French photographer, Nicolas Dhervillers’ photographic works range from small still lives to monumental landscapes. In many of his images, theatre, cinema, painting and photography coalesce, and often pay homage to the great artists of the past, including Nicolas Poussin and Gustave Courbet. Other works use the photographic process to take the viewer into a fictional space outside of time. His landscape photography is subjected to a digital process adapted from the cinematic “day for night” technique, lending an eerie look to pictures taken in broad daylight. Archival figures are then placed within the landscapes and washed with unnatural digital light.
Dhervillers has participated in Paris Photo and festival Mono, an event associated with documenta 13. His works can be found in private collections and museums around the world. This retrospective marks Dhervillers’ first exhibition in the United States.