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NO MAN’S TIME, THE SUBLIME OF RUIN

Until November 19, the Esther Woerdehoff gallery will present the poetic work of Thomas Jorion, «No Man’s Time.» A series in which the photographer questions the beauty of these places, nourished by the ever-increasing hold of nature. Cinemas, factories, palaces, these ruins photographed in large format evoke titanic constructions which, for the most part, were never completed. Ruins that seem to materialize the sin of hybris, of excess and pride, pointed out by the Ancient Greeks, denouncing humans wishing to measure themselves and surpass the gods. An arrogance that here takes the form of architectural ambitions without conclusion. For the first time, these pictures are accompanied by sculptures inspired by these same places, put in image through eleven pictures. A way to capture a form in space, while highlighting the photographer’s favorite material, concrete.

©Thomas Jorion
©Thomas Jorion

French photographer born in 1976, Thomas Jorion lives in Paris and travels the world to create his singular and timeless landscapes. A self-taught photographer, he takes his images in natural light using a large format analog camera. He captures places in ruins, abandoned, and allows us to rediscover and imagine their past glory in a time gone by.

©Thomas Jorion

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