Laurent Chéhère

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Laurent Chéhère, “pink”

Laurent Chéhère

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Laurent Chéhère

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

2018„Flying Houses“ – Persiehl & Heine

 POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair, Persiehl & Heine

 art Karlsruhe, Persiehl & Heine

 „The Neo Victorians“ – group show, Hudson River Museum, New York

 group show, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York

2017„Bright Days ahead 17“ – group show, Persiehl & Heine

 “Naturegëmalde” – group show, Inox Gallery, Rio de Janeiro

 “Color of Macadam” – group show, Macadam Gallery, Brussels

 SP Arte17, Inox Gallery, Sao Paulo

 Format17, International Photography Festival, Derby, UK

 AIPAD Photography Show, Jackson Fine Art Atlanta, New York

 Lille Art’Up, Macadam Gallery, Brussels

 “Awakening” – group show, Jules & Jim Hotel, Paris

 “New Realities” – group show, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York

 “After Babel translate” – group show, MUCEM (Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean), Marseille

2016“Escape Route” – group show, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, exhibition, Sheyboygan

 Arezzo & Fotografia, group show, Biennale, Italy

 The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, Beetles & Huxley Gallery, London

 Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Houston

 Photoville Opening Night, New York

 The Fence Outdoor Photography Festival, New York

 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

 Tokyo International Photography Festival at Head on Photo Festival, Sydney

 Quinconces Theater, Le Mans

 group show, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, China

 Architecture and Urbanism and Environment Council, Limoges, France

 group show, Jaipur Travel Photo Festival, India

2015Scope Miami Beach, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Miami

 Lishui International Photography Festival, China

 Tokyo International Photography Festival, Guatemala City

 Tokyo International Photography Festival, United Photo Industries Gallery, New York

 Tokyo International Photography Festival, Japan

 Seoul Lunar International Photography Festival, South Korea

 Nuart Festival, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway

 City of Image, Clervaux, Luxemburg

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

 Toronto Art Fair, Muriel Guepin Gallery

 Paraty Em Foco, Lume Gallery, Sao Paulo

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

 solo show, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow

 Fotografica Bogota, Colombia

 Art Miami New York, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Miami

 San Francisco Art Market with Muriel Guepin Gallery, San Francisco

 group show, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York

2014Miami Project, Muriel Guepin Gallery

 group show, City of Image, Clervaux, Luxemburg

 group show, Reed Projects Gallery, Stavanger, Norway

 Artmrkt Hamptons, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Bridgehampton, USA

 solo show, Jules & Jim Hotel, Paris

 Contemporary Art Center of Meymac, Abbey Saint-André, France

 AAF New York, Muriel Guepin Gallery, USA

 art Karlsruhe, Biesenbach Gallery, Germany

 Art Stage Singapore, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Singapore

 Art Fair London, Muriel Guepin Gallery, UK

 group show, Galerie Dans le Ciel, Cannes, France

2013Photo Pnom Penh, group show, Cambodia

 Miami Project, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Miami

 ParisPhoto, Paris-Beijing Gallery, France

 solo show, Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 solo show, Muriel Guepin Gallery, New York

 Parcours-Saint-Germain, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Paris

 group show, Getxophoto, Bilbao, Spain

 SP Arte13, Lume Gallery, Sao Paulo

 solo show, Galeria Lume, Sao Paulo

 group show, Paris-Beijing Gallery in Brussels

 Art Paris, Paris-Beijing Gallery, France

 art Karlsruhe, Biesenbach Gallery, Germany

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

 group show, Biesenbach Gallery, Cologne

 Art 13, Paris-Beijing Gallery, London

2012Context Art Fair, Gallery Paris-Beijing, Miami

 solo show, Gallery Paris-Beijing in Paris

 solo show, Gallery Paris-Beijing in Paris

 SP Arte12, Lume Gallery, Sao Paulo

 SLICK, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Paris

 Fotofever, Paris-Beijing Gallery, Brussels

 Pingyao International Festival of Photography, China

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

Flying Houses

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“The Linen” 2012, digital colour print, 35.4 x 35.4 in, AP 2/2

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“Still Life” 2013, digital colour print, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in, AP 2/2

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“To the Moon” 2018, digital colour print, 35.4 x 35.4 in, edition of 7

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“The Red Balloon” 2012, digital colour print, 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, AP 2/2

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“The Circus” 2012, digital colour print, 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, AP 1/2

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“The Great illusion” 2012, digital colour print, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in, AP 2/2

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“The Caravan” 2012, digital colour print, 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, AP 1/2

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“The Great Day” 2018, digital colour print, 35.4 x 35.4 in, edition of 7

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“Red” 2014, digital colour print, 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, edition of 7

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“Who are you ?” 2014, digital colour print, 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, edition of 7

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“Pink” 2017, digital colour print, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in, AP 2/2

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“Cabaret” 2017, digital colour print, 35 1/2 x 35 1/2 in, edition of 7

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“Lost Street” 2015, digital colour print, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in, edition of 5

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LC_book

Laurent Chéhère, book: “Flying Houses“, € 44,00

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