Laurent Chéhère

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Laurent Chéhère

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The Flying Houses are a surrealist and poetic vision of old Paris inspired by Jules Verne, Hayao Miyazaki, Albert Robida, Moebius, Robert Doisneau, Wim Wenders, Federico Fellini, William Klein, Serge Gainsbourg, Marcel Carné, Jean Cocteau and more. Housing, architecture, cinema, pop culture, street art, history, this series raises diverse subjects, futile or not. Separated from their urban context and broken free from the anonymity of the street, these buildings narrate or invente a story about lives, dreams and hopes of their inhabitants.
The images are photomontages of hundreds of elements captured and assembled afterward like a puzzle. The large scale of the picture allows curious observer to discover hidden details of these accurate reconstructions by proposing a double reading, one by far and one closely. The artist uses this distance to propose a different point of view. He gives some keys, but these flying houses remain open to the interpretation, it’s finally the observer who will make his own way.  

Laurent Chéhère is a French artist born in Paris. He likes exploring cities, suburbs, countries, as he likes exploring all the fields of the photography, from Reportage to conceptual image. The "Flying Houses" were exhibited at ParisPhoto 2013, The Fence New York Festival 2016, Tokyo Photo Festival (2015), Seoul Lunar Photo Festival 2015, Photo Phnom Penh Festival 2013, Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow 2015, Galeria Lume in Sao Paulo, Fotografica Bogota Festival 2015, Caumont Art center in Aix-en-Provence 2015, John Michael Kohler Arts Center 2017, Format 17 in Derby and the MUCEM in Marseille 2017…

Laurent Chéhère, born 1972 in Paris, lives and works in Paris.
 

EXHIBITIONS

2017art fair, Art Market San Francisco with Muriel Guépin Gallery, San francisco, USA

2017group show, Inox Gallery, exhibition "Naturegëmalde", Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2017group show, Macadam Gallery, exhibition "Color of Macadam", Brussels, Belgium

2017art fair, SP Arte17 with Inox Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2017group show, Format17, International Photography Festival, Derby, UK

2017art fair, AIPAD Photography Show 2017 with Jackson Fine Art Atlanta, New York, USA

2017art fair, Lille Art’Up with Macadam Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2017group show, Jules & Jim Hotel,exhibition "Awakening", Paris, France

2017group show, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, USA

2017group show, MUCEM (Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean) «After Babel translate», Marseille, France

2017group show, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, exhibition "Escape Route", Sheyboygan, USA

2016group show, MUCEM (Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean) «After Babel translate», Marseille, France

2016group show, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, exhibition "Escape Route", Sheyboygan, USA

2016group show, Arezzo & Fotografia, Biennale, Italy

2016art fair, The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea with Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London, UK

2016art fair, Texas Contemporary Art Fair with Muriel Guépin Gallery, Houston, USA

2016group show, Photoville Opening Night, New York, USA

2016group show, The Fence Outdoor Photography Festival, New York, USA

2016group show, Cosmocow, Contemporary art auction by Christie’s with Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russiagroup, Cosmocow, Contemporary art auction by Christie’s with Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia

2016group show, Tokyo International Photography Festival at Head on Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia

2016solo show, Quinconces Theater, Le Mans, France

2016group show, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, China

2016solo show, Architecture and Urbanism and Environment Council, Limoges, France

2016group show, Jaipur Travel Photo Festival, India

2015art fair, Scope Miami Beach with Muriel Guepin Gallery, Miami, USA

2015group show, Lishui International Photography Festival, China

2015group show, Tokyo International Photography Festival at GuatePhoto Festival, Guatemala City

2015group show, Tokyo International Photography Festival at United Photo Industries Gallery, New York, USA

2015group show, Tokyo International Photography Festival, Japan

2015group show, Seoul Lunar International Photography Festival, South Korea

2015group show, Nuart Festival with Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway

2015group show, City of Image, Clervaux, Luxemburg

2015solo show, Hotel de Caumont Art Center, Aix-en-Provence, France

2015art fair, Toronto Art Fair with Muriel Guepin Gallery, Canada, USA

2015group show, Paraty Em Foco with Lume Gallery, Sao Paulo, International Photography Festival, Brazil

2015art fair, Artmkrt Hampton’s with Muriel Guepin Gallery, Bridgehampton, USA

2015solo show, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia

2015group show, Fotografica Bogota, International Biennial of Photography, Colombia

2015group show, Art Miami New York with Paris-Beijing Gallery, Miami, USA

2015art fair, San Francisco Art Market with Muriel Guepin Gallery, San francisco, USA

2015group show, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, USA

2014art fair, Miami Project with Muriel Guepin Gallery, USA

2014group show, City of Image, Clervaux, Luxemburg

2014group show, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway

2014art fair, Artmrkt Hamptons with Muriel Guépin Gallery, Bridgehampton, USA

2014solo show, Jules & Jim Hotel, Paris, France

2014group show, Contemporary Art Center of Meymac, Abbey Saint-André, France

2014art fair, AAF New York with Muriel Guepin Gallery, USA

2014art fair, Art Karlsruhe with Biesenbach Gallery, Germany

2014art fair, Art Stage Singapore with Paris-Beijing Gallery, Singapore

2014art fair, Art Fair London with Muriel Guepin Gallery, UK

2014group show, Galerie Dans le Ciel, Cannes, France

2013group show, Photo Pnom Penh, Cambodia

2013art fair, Miami Project with Muriel Guepin Gallery, Miami

2013art fair, ParisPhoto with Paris-Beijing Gallery, France

2013solo show, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013solo show, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York, USA

2013group show, Parcours-Saint-Germain with Paris-Beijing Gallery, Paris

2013group show, Getxophoto, Bilbao, Spain

2013art fair, SP Arte13 with Lume Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013solo show, Galeria Lume, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013group show, Paris-Beijing Gallery in Brussels, Belgium

2013art fair, Art Paris with Paris-Beijing Gallery, France

2013art fair, Art Karlsruhe with Biesenbach Gallery, Germany

2013group show, Fototropia, La Fototeca Center for Contemporary Photography, Guatemala City

2013group show, Biesenbach Gallery, Köln, Germany

2013art fair, Art 13 with Paris-Beijing Gallery, London, UK

2012art fair, Context Art Fair with Gallery Paris-Beijing, Miami, USA

2012solo show, Gallery Paris-Beijing in Paris, France

2012solo show, Gallery Paris-Beijing in Paris, France

2012art fair, SP Arte12 with Lume Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012art fair, SLICK with Paris-Beijing Gallery, Paris, France

2012art fair, Fotofever with Paris-Beijing Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2012group show, Pingyao International Festival of Photography, China

2012group show, The Docks City of Fashion and Design, Paris, France

Flying Houses

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Pink, 2017, digital colour print, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in, edition of 5, LC/F 4

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The Hell, 2017, digital colour print, 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, edition of 7, LC/F 2

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lost street, 2015, digital colour print, 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, edition of 7

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