Abnormally Jade (*signed*)

@ Brossard, Olivier



Text Calligraphy of an Enigma by Fabien Ribéry :

"This is the story of a chance encounter, a mad love, a path of desire connecting East and West. It is a story of grace, a story of flights that mustn’t be late. It is the music of the heart, the beating drum, set in the no-man’s land between empty and full, full and empty.

Olivier Brossard has put together a humble photobiography, an exploration of a lover’s body which, at its most intimate, carries the scent of a radically different culture. It is an ode to desire. Desire for a mouth, a lock of hair, an exposed back, a dragon, but also a desire for the city, for change, for delusion. For departures, expectations, reunions, and a room that moans softly. For heaven, sensuality, the fog of being, and for distance.

The photographer has created an entire cosmos of colliding and intersecting details, the result of which is effervescent, a sense of pleasure, an urgency, but also a sovereign calm. Art is a wound, is deliverance, a thing of power. Time stops, as if stripped, as if the present moment were revealing its true color.

Everything floats, yet everything is final. Jade is a fantasy, a persistent silence, a deluge of precious stones raining on the eyelids. The lovers, their passion ignited, remain oblivious to the fact that their attraction has the power to move the five sacred mountains.

To close in on the mystery, one must not fear enduring moments of madness, nor losing paradise. The most beautiful kind of love is that born of a mutual loneliness.

Olivier Brossard has discovered this for himself. And I do not believe he ever returned from the journey.

       --  Fabien Ribery "

This text is extracted from the blog L'intervalle by Fabien Ribéry (in French only).

68 pages - Softcover in a cardboard slipcase

Self-published, 2019 (trade edition: 256 copies)

Format : 26.5 x 18.5 cm

New - Mint condition


Brossard, Olivier

Olivier Brossard is a French photographer. His work is very sensitive and intimate, a narration of daily life and casual moments; outside of time, and possibly outside of reality. Olivier os a member of Studio Hans Lucas. In 2019, he self-published the book "Abnormally Jade" based on the love relationship around several trips to China. This work has been exhibited during "Photo Marseille 2019" and also at L'Ascenseur Végétal Bookstore & Gallery in Bordeaux, from January 14th to March 14th, 2020. © Portrait taken for the artist's page on the Studio Hans Lucas website.
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