ABOUT
M. LAPIERRE
Artist, photographer ,visual sculptor.
I have been developing for the last few  years a new way to see the invisible around us and to photograph it. Thirty years ago I started a new concept about latent images;  images in transition which can be found in anyplace,  over or underneath all kinds  of materials , of liquids or textures. It was a whole new world with its own rules, waiting for its invisible forms to be revealed and returned  to the visible world. On the surface of water, for instance, as well as under it, I discovered shapes moving, coming and going as in a continuous dance that makes them change  each and every moment,  therefore becoming different images any time we look at them. My work is based on immaterial concepts  supported by photography techniques, on the principles of  vision associated to the cognitive process and the properties of light  behaviour. On capturing those unique images  I have the feeling  I  have  created  a world which embodies/ acts as a time/space mark in an imaginary map of illusions.
 
 
 

Light
Since then I´ve looked at the world in all possible ways .
I´ve travelled and lived in different countries and saw  many different kinds of light  realizing how it could change reality in its forms, colours, textures and shadows, when we abstract from that same reality. Looking attentively then, not at the obvious but at the inner complexity of things, I found that new visual world filled with 3d extraordinary images on 2d surfaces, showing that that  layer of reality, first perceptive to our eyes, hid, indeed,  new layers and a whole scenarium full of details where everything makes  sense. This revelation gave me the opportunity to develop this new concept of photographic latency – invisible images in transition caught through the lens and the eye of the photographer. The title of a wellknown song by Paul Webster and Johnny Mardel “ The shadow of your smile “ for instance,  seems fairly easy to understand,  and yet , when we think deeper about it,  we realize that behind it lies a latent image, a latent idea . How can we materialize that idea? How can we photograph the shadow of a smile?

Time
To capture the right moment
Over the years I think  I have developed a fine sensibility to create exceptional, unusual images. This latency concept I`ve been working on has in the course of  time become a wider project in my artistic parcours ( journey ) and is patent in my photography , drawing and video. It is a transversal idea  to my whole reflection and artistic work. It has also taught me to have  the perception of the exact  time when to capture the balance of forms and colours, as well as the right different times of action and  exposure, which makes it possible to enhance  strength and equilibrium on the image.
Time to be there,  time to look and see,  time to wait and hold on, time to live and think over and, finally, in the long run, the time to represent all that through images.
Revelation
Now it`s the moment to show the world this result of time and light!
Something is born that unveals itself in that particular moment  when the final work is presented. The moment has come to select  the best papers and reveal the results of that  search .Images of liberty and infinity, which interact with us, dialogue with us,  and which we reinvent each time we look. Printing is, finally, the materialization of all those imaterial energies loaded with multiple meanings, dialogues and complexities condensed in a sole photograph.

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