« Behind Waiting » by Frédéric Bourret is an innovative work that transcends the boundaries of time and art. By capturing life in different cities, Bourret unleashes the viewer’s power of interpretation, subtly blending eras and cultures. His images encourage us to see beyond appearances, to create our own narratives and meanings. Through captivating visual techniques, he reminds us that imagination knows no bounds. Bourret offers us a unique perspective on modern life while leaving room for our own interpretation.
In « Les Messages cachés de l’eau » Frédéric Bourret explores the subjectivity of perception. He questions whether our first-time encounters with subjects can truly be unbiased, considering how our experiences and culture influence our view. Frédéric sets a perception trap by revisiting the same subject at different times, making certainty grow with repetition. He challenges the nature of the reflection: Is it water, glass, or a facade? Could it be an optical illusion? Through harmonies of color, Bourret offers a glimpse of 21st-century cathedrals, provoking thought on our subjective interpretations.
Frédéric Bourret’s photographic journey in New York City spans five years, refining his unique style. His astonishing captures challenge convention with their striking angles. Entranced by cities, he seeks the enchanting and extraordinary within the everyday urban life. He explores not only his subjects but also his own hesitations, convictions, and detachment. His style lays bare the city’s raw beauty, often devoid of human figures, paying homage to its proportions and poetry.
Young Albert Einstein’s train journeys sparked his reflections and inspired his future physics theories. He pondered, « If someone were born on a train and always lived there, they’d think the train is still, and the world outside is in motion. »
Frédéric Bourret, though not a physicist, captures an essence that would have resonated with the young Einstein. Through a collage of different moments on the same train, mixing unrelated passengers, he dissects our notions of time and space. His imagery reveals the nuanced impact of motion on our space-time reality. Each window becomes a unique and timeless frame, a frozen moment in time, wrapped in crumpled paper, blending past and present lives into a unified vision.
Frédéric Bourret, known for his urban photography books, presents a distinct work titled « A découvert » It explores women, sensuality, and maternal instincts from dual perspectives. Sociologist A. Mahé introduces the book, which is divided into three sections: the first and third showcase photos on a blank canvas, leaving interpretation to the reader.
The central part, set against a black background, features unique interpretations by both a man and a woman, providing a diverse analysis of each image. This adds depth to the book, encouraging debate and understanding between genders. The images depict women’s natural sensuality in everyday settings, resonating with viewers’ personal feelings.
This series at Gallery 9 to 5, New York, offers a fresh perspective on rural landscapes, portraying tranquil oases of order. It explores the interplay between organic and geometric elements, reflecting humanity’s desire to shape nature in its image and maintain control. Humans have an inherent drive to bring order to their surroundings and categorize their experiences. This series showcases the extraordinary determination to impose order on a beautifully disordered world, emphasizing our pursuit of comfort and stability in life.
According to Aristotle, « Man is a political animal » naturally inclined to city life, where discourse structures language, ideas, and moral concepts, enabling social existence. In contemporary society, discourse orchestration and global event mediatization play a central role. Media amplifies and disseminates information to the masses, creating a new accessible reality. Media and reality continuously interact, shaping fresh interpretations of our daily lives.
Frédéric Bourret’s « J+1 » series aims to capture the foundational connection between media discourse and society. The stark negative treatment, both an aesthetic choice and a revealer, deciphers an ever-evolving reality.
When night falls, fantasies take over. In the darkness of their room, children lose their visual reference points, and indistinct shapes become fertile ground for imagination. A new world unfolds, a fantastical realm where dolls come to life, and monsters lurk beneath the beds. It’s a world that adults can’t comprehend because they can’t protect.
They can only explain that shadows are just tricks of light. But how can you understand what a shadow is when you’re 1, 3, or 5 years old, and what you see is, and it makes much more sense this way? So let them be frightened, and listen to their fears if they’re willing to share them. When they regain a sense of security, their favorite pastime will be playing… at scaring themselves.
I remember a teacher who encouraged us to write in Italian, fostering creativity. Frédéric Bourret’s « Seeds of Violence » series reflects the alliance between technology and daily violence, missing a hopeful image from the TV’s early, unifying days. Over time, TV’s influence has grown, akin to social media’s impact. The series evokes a need for change, prompting us to acknowledge our complicity in the perpetuation of violence. Through sober and elegant aesthetics, the images convey personal, spontaneous reactions and reinforce the power of art in seeking beauty amid violence. This series highlights the importance of evolving our civilization and values.
In a two-day creative challenge, Frédéric Bourret embraces a unique form of artistic expression: naked self-portraiture. It’s not gratuitous, but rather a universal statement, where the artist symbolizes all of humanity and spirituality. The photo series « Missing » raises questions about our loss of fundamental freedoms. By capturing daily activities in the nude, Bourret highlights the impact of our consumer habits. Simple nudity transforms mundane situations into incongruous ones, amplified by the photos within photos. This thought-provoking artwork blurs the lines between the artist’s self-discovery and the world’s search for the artist, sparking a profound debate.
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