For his first gallery exhibition, Pierre Châtel-Innocenti chose to divert the codes of architectural photography to produce a resolutely graphic and colorful work inspired by both abstract art and approaches popularized by pop art : clean lines, symmetries and abstractions of colors and shapes; but also collages: the buildings serve as a base for assemblies and juxtapositions that reinterpret the facades.
The intention of the artist is here to question our relationship to the ever-changing city. He thus invites the viewer to discern beauty in the landscapes of modernity, most often imbued with technology and architecture.
Exhibition from 2nd to 31st May 2019
Europia Gallery, 15 avenue de Ségur, 75007 Paris
Open Monday to Friday, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Opening on May 2nd, 2019 at 18:30
An architectural photographer, Pierre Châtel-Innocenti was born in the Saint Pierre & Miquelon Islands in 1982. A graduate of the Paris VI University, he previously worked as an engineer and teacher in Computer Science. From this period, he kept a fascination for the impact of technology in arts. In 2018, in search of new means of expression, he transformed his passion for photography into a full-time job. He lives in Île-de-France and works throughout Europe.
Since 2018, Pierre has had the chance to work for architects in France and abroad as well as for the Louis Vuitton Foundation. His photographic work has been published in various journals. He was recently named photographer of the year by the international website Unsplash. In addition to his commercial work, he develops a very personal artistic approach to architectural photography; this is the subject of this first exhibition in Paris.