Fabrice Vallon, Photo’Artist based in Paris, offers through his photographic paintings a new look at sculptures and iconic monuments.
He first studies the work to photograph it from a very personal angle, carefully choosing the moments of natural light. Then, he chooses and projects motifs on the sculpture which he fixes with a second shot, thus creating a unique piece of art.
Deeply touched by the Venus de Milo, one of the most mythical statues in the world, he evokes the encounter: « it was a deep connexion at first sight. An encounter that marked my life. SHE, the mysterious one with the distant gaze suddenly opens up to me. SHE is alive, vibrant, seductive and contemporary. It is as if SHE had chosen me to become her messenger of the present by taking me under her protective goddess will. So I listen to her, offer her colours, lights, shadows … imagine her gaze on the living world through my works … »
To celebrate the bicentenary of the discovery of his icon, Fabrice Vallon continues his work and invites the inhabitants and visitors of Milos to « expose themselves » to the gaze of « his » Venus de Milo. With his camera he captures precisely the moment when the « model » is projected and merges with the Venus. The result is unique and consists in emotional portraits that each participant will receive free of charge in digital format.
The Sculpt’Art Works of Venus Vision 200 as well as the tryptic « Regards Croisés » created for the bicentenary will be exhibited July to October 2020 at « Girls Primary School 1875 » , Art & Culture, Plaka