The Gallery Espace A VENDRE, based in Nice, is pleased to announce the first exhibition of the artist Éric Bourret. For this solo show, the artist has been invited to fill the brownfield site called Le Château, the largest wing of the Gallery. In the exhibition Zéro, l’infini, the « artist-walker » Éric Bourret will present his new artworks, mainly photorgaphs taken by the artist in the last 10 years on several mountains all over the world, from the summit of Himalaya to the Sainte-Victoire mountain in south of France.
Gallery Espace A VENDRE
ÉRIC BOURRET – Zéro, l’infini
april 6 – june 16. 2018
Espace A VENDRE |10 rue Assalit 06000 Nice, France | www.espace-avendre.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in 1964 in Paris, Éric Bourret lives and works in South of France and in the Himalayas. His work – as an “artist-walker” – participates in the tradition of Land Art and land surveying photography. Since the early 1990s, he has been traveling the world on foot, hiking over all kinds of terrains and at all altitudes, shooting photographs that he refers to as “experiences of walking, experiences of the visible.” His photographs evidence the deep physical and sensory transformations that the act of walking over long distances triggers, as it heightens perception and receptiveness to the surrounding landscape.
Since 1990, his work has been the subject of many exhibitions and has entered the collections of numerous museums and art centres in Europe, America and Africa, including the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Tamaulipas in Mexico; the MAMAC in Nice; the Musée Picasso in Antibes; the MEP in Paris. In 2015-17, he participated in several group expositions: Paris-Photo; Dallas Art Fair; Seattle Art Fair; Joburg Contemporary African Art ; AKAA in Paris; the Venice Biennale; and Start at the Saatchi Gallery in London.