Elegy for the Mundane (*signed*)

@ Bonnefon, Gaël



Presentation by éditions lamaindonne:        [translation by L'Ascenseur Végétal]

"For a long time, Gaël Bonnefon had titled his whole photography work About Decline. A corpus of images spreading over more than 10 years, a tribute to the daily and the banal. He explores the little cracks, between visible and invisible, where the daily life reveals its shadowy stories. A work that evolves through the years but maintaining a coherence in the writing process: here, the landscapes (cascades, forests or large barren stretches of land) resonate with the same strength and intensity as the portraits of worn out, exhausted, breathless people that are nonetheless very much alive.

The first monography based on this corpus, Elegy for the Mundane presents the diversity within a consistent body of work, than can talk of violence and decline as well as of gentleness and tenderness. Here, feelings are not frozen but resonate with one another."

His work Elegy for the Mundane was also an exhibition at Château d'Eau, Toulouse, France in the Fall of 2019.

184 pages - Hardcover

éditions lamaindonne, 2019

Format: 21.5 x 28.6 cm


New - Mint condition

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Bonnefon, Gaël

Gaël Bonnefon is a French photographer who collaborated on multiple occasions with the Temps Zéro collective. The website of publisher éditions lamaindonne indicates [traduction L'Ascenseur Végétal]: « His images form a sort of personal documentary that travels through subconscious situations, in a fiction that has roots in his daily life. » In 2019, éditions lamaindonne publishes "Elegy for the Mundane", a project that was also an exhibition at the Château d'Eau, Toulouse, France in the fall of 2019. In 2021, he publishes "Même Soleil" with IIKKI Books, a collaboration with musician and photographer Frédéric D. Oberland. Portrait taken from the artist's Facebook page. © Damien Daufresne
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