Artist file


Philippe Durand & Klara Meinhardt * 1963 in France, lives in Paris

Offshore, Philippe Durand's solo exhibition at the CPG in 2008, from which some photographs were used by the newspaper Le Mondefor their "Offshore Leaks" article of 2013, marked the beginning of a regular collaboration with the CPG (Against the Grain,2014, fALSEfAKES,2013). The first part of his work is characterised by an aesthetic of the anodyne, a little in the style of a pharmacy shop window, making happy yet perverse use of the tools of the marketing [...]

Offshore, Philippe Durand's solo exhibition at the CPG in 2008, from which some photographs were used by the newspaper Le Mondefor their "Offshore Leaks" article of 2013, marked the beginning of a regular collaboration with the CPG (Against the Grain,2014, fALSEfAKES,2013). The first part of his work is characterised by an aesthetic of the anodyne, a little in the style of a pharmacy shop window, making happy yet perverse use of the tools of the marketing world. Today his output is taking a more sensitive turn, whether with series like Ménilmontant or Foliages(2015), or more recently Vallées des Merveilles (2016) and Forêts (2016), cyanotypes on canvas like the new series Sans titre(2016), shown for the first time in OSMOSCOSMOS.These traces of the contour of a female figure, a kind of primitive nude, are also reminiscent of the anthropomorphic imprints created by Yves Klein.