You are here

Quarter Past Twelve

Country:

City:

Categories:

Date: 
Saturday, 8 September 2018 to Saturday, 10 November 2018
Opening: 
Saturday, 8 September 2018 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

RELENTLESS STREET WALKER, YANNIG HEDEL HAS BEEN TRACKING THE RACE OF TIME ON THE URBAN ARCHITECTURE FOR 50 YEARS, DAY AFTER DAY, SEASON AFTER SEASON, AND OFFERS US AN EXTENSIVE AND COHERENT LIFETIME BODY OF WORK!

While everything around him is accelerating, Yannig Hedel takes his time. And more precisely, he takes photographs of time itself! Street walker, he has rigorously captured the shadows, these ephemeral shapes made of light and time, to illustrate the passage of time. In all modesty, he has invented a new street photography, turning it into something formal, poetic and definitely silent.

Born in Brittany in 1948, Yannig Hedel took up residence in Lyon at the age of 22. He then began a photographic journey that led him over time to collect in the city various geometric shapes, metamorphosing simple gables into pyramids, banal chimneys into monumental hourglasses.

Yannig Hedel plays with scales and with classic photography codes. The viewer no longer knows how far away the photographed object really is. The play of light and shadow confuses the spectator and envelops him in a prodigiously silent and dreamlike feeling.

Flirting with abstraction, his grayscale images are nevertheless very real! Whether he walks the street of his home town or as he stares at the city from his apartment window, Yannig Hedel pursues his relentless quest and offers us a never-ending enchantement.

"Yannig Hedel is an exceptional artist", says Thierry Bigaignon, before explaining: "Through 50 years of obsession and rigor, Yannig Hedel has built a body of work that is nothing but outstanding. Witness of time, tamer of light and remarkable printer, he is undoubtedly among the greatest artists. I'm thus terribly excited to have his work (re)discovered."

Since the 1980s, Yannig Hedel has done about thirty solo exhibitions and took part in more than forty festivals and group exhibits not only throughout Europe, but also in Mexico and Japan. The retrospectives which took place in Lyon (France), at the 'Musée de l'Elysée' in Lausanne (Switzerland), and at the 'Musée Réattu' in Arles, gave us the opportunity to fully understand his singular lifetime work, it being both obsessive and evolutive. His work is part of several private and public collections in France and abroad.

Artist:

Artist ( Description ): 

Born in 1948, Yannig Hedel has been pursuing the marks of time on the urban architecture, day after day, season after season, and, in so doing, has spent the last 40 years building a remarkable and coherent body of work. He started his photographic journey at the age of 22, and, over time, set up a collection of various geometric shapes captured in the city, turning simple gables into pyramids, and banal chimneys into monumental sandglasses. While everything around him is accelerating, Yannig Hedel takes his time. And more precisely, he takes photographs of time itself! Street walker, he has rigorously captured the shadows, these ephemeral shapes made of light and time, to illustrate the passage of time. In all modesty, he has invented a new street photography, turning it into something formal, poetic and definitely silent. The way he plays with light and time, is purely figurative but also flirts with abstraction. As such his work could be defined as 'abstract reality'.     
Exhibited throughout Europe, but also in Mexico and Japan, his photographs an compositions have been showed in more than thirty solo exhibitions and is now part of several museum collections including those of Arles, Strasbourg, Châlon-sur-Saône, Charleroi (Belgium) and Stuttgart (Germany). The retrospectives which took place in Lyon (France), at the 'Musée de l'Elysée' in Lausanne (Switzerland), and at the 'Musée Réattu' in Arles, gave us the opportunity to fully understand his singular life-time work, it being both obsessive and evolutive.
Whether he walks the street of his home town or as he stares at the city from his apartment window, Yannig Hedel pursues his relentless quest and offers us a never-ending enchantement.    

Telephone: 
+33183560582
Venue ( Address ): 

9 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris, France

Bigaignon , Paris

Other events from Bigaignon

view
Thomas Paquet, Odile Mir, Léonie Alma Mason - RIEN N’ÉCHAPPE À LA LUMIÈRE
03/09/2023 to 04/15/2023
view
CHAIR DE TEMPS
01/05/2023 to 03/04/2023
view
MÁTÉ DOBOKAY • REVELATION(S)
10/27/2022 to 12/23/2022
view
RENATO D’AGOSTIN • VENI ETIAM
09/06/2022 to 10/27/2022

Pages

 

Related Shows This Week

view
Open by Canal Street Art Gallery
04/16/2024 to 05/04/2024
view
DIRK STASCHKE - Impressions
04/09/2024 to 05/25/2024
view
Charlie James Gallery Presents: LEE QUIÑONES | QUINQUAGENARY • April 20-May 25
04/20/2024 to 05/25/2024
view
Tomas Watson: Transitions
03/06/2024 to 05/24/2024
view
Aspects of Appearance: Portraits from the Collection in Context
02/25/2024 to 06/30/2024
view
Kent Manske: Making Sense
03/21/2024 to 04/28/2024
view
L'ARTE E' IL LUOGO IN CUI CELEBRIAMO L'INCOMPRENSIBILE
04/08/2024 to 05/31/2024
view
KRISTIN MOORE - Through The Bayou, Into The Garden
04/09/2024 to 05/25/2024

Pages