The exhibition “Funny birds” through the reflections of the photographer Petit jean. French artist born in 1972, the photographer Petit Jean proposes an unusual universe where the pigeon seems to have replaced Man, inviting the spectator to a striking immersion. The shots are taken from unique models made entirely by hand, which he then photographs without any faking, with long exposure times for a more realistic effect. As a true scenographer, the artist pushes this anthropomorphism to its paroxysm by projecting the birds into a model organization, a reflection of our own lives. Petit Jean’s pigeons are immortalised during all kinds of activities: in museums, hospitals, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets. By confusing our reality with that of the birds, Petit Jean helps to raise awareness of the changing status of the animal in our societies. He strives to change the way we look at life and the long road that remains to be travelled in order to recognise that man and animal cannot live and survive without each other.
by Galerie Charron / Thursday, 15 September 2016 / Published in Exhibitions
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