Galerie Richard

Lauren MARSOLIER - Dislocation

Press release

In a world where photographs are taken and shared in an instant, Marsolier’s images go through several stages and versions before finding their final form. Created from multiple shots, taken in the most diverse places, each composition is developed slowly, over time, layer by layer, following a process of trial and error. This approach allows him to represent the world photographically without showing a specific place, thus focusing attention on a mental experience. Her approach to photography is one of perception; she explores what is felt rather than what is immediately visible. The practice of a composite photograph, freed from the unique point of view of index representation, allows the emergence of a new visual vocabulary. A subtle combination of different perspectives, light sources, and distances is used to produce disorientation in the viewer. The landscapes are ambivalent, familiar and yet not identifiable. His work probes our relationship to a globalized world, marked by the loss of certainties and a general impression of uprooting. It builds an experiential bridge between oneself and the environment, confusing physical landscape and landscape of mind. As art critic George Melrod put it, “works exist in an in-between, as if in suspense, between fiction and document, between virtual and physical reality.”

Lauren Marsolier lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2015 she was invited to a round table at the Tate Modern in London on the subject of contemporary landscape photography with Thomas Struth and other renowned artists. His works have entered the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson and the Phoenix Art Museum. Her monograph Transition published by Kerber Verlag received the International Photography Awards 2015 First prize in the art books category. Marsolier received the 2013 Houston Center for Photography Fellowship Award, followed by a personal exhibition at the institution. In 2013 she participated in the exhibition Landmark: The Fields of Photography, organized by William Ewing at Somerset House in London. In 2013 the British Journal of Photography distinguished him as one of the 20 photographers to see. She was also selected in 2012 by the Humble Art Foundation in the «31 Women in Art Photography». The magazines Artforum, Art LTD, the Huffington Post… have published articles on his exhibitions.


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