Antoine d’Agata – Francis Bacon
Aesthetic parallel of two visceral works.
This bilingual French-English double-book is a collection of 27 photographs by Antoine d’Agata and 25 graphic works by Francis Bacon. It establishes an artistic parallel between the contemporary work of photographer Antoine d’Agata and the expressionist painting of painter Francis Bacon. The two books, bound together, can be consulted side by side, creating a vis à vis between the works of the two artists.
The texts are presented in independent notebooks so that it is possible to read the text while browsing the visual narrative.
Antoine d’Agata is a photographer who lives on the edge. He immerses himself in his personal worlds, until he exhausts them. He transforms reality with the help of time, and shows us facts, events, mixed textures or diffuse colors that shape human forms that get lost. We perceive in some of Francis Bacon’s works these photographs of D’Agata, the same worlds full of chiaroscuro, of continuous ups and downs towards hell, and this attempt to lengthen the moment of elation or solitude.
Does the deformation of the bodies, caused by the trembling of the images, go as far as the dehumanization familiar to the painter?
Antoine d’Agata would undoubtedly not refuse to affirm it. Is it not precisely the animality that he claims with insistence of the sexual relations that he photographs. Gilles Deleuze, philosopher, would have spoken of his “becoming-animal”, a becoming-dog, to be precise. Integral part of his work, the man and the work struggle to exist. A chromatic struggle that is reminiscent of the colors of Francis Bacon, whose deformed flesh is also found, as if spread-evaporated.
After a book devoted to the correspondence between the portraits of photographers Nan Goldin and Julia Margaret Cameron with the historian and collector Marwan T. Assaf, in this second volume, The Eyes Publishing proposes an encounter between the works of Antoine d’Agata and Francis Bacon with the complicity of the author Perrine Le Querrec, the art critic Léa Bismuth and the gallery owner Bruno Sabatier.
Publisher: The Eyes Publishing
Texts: Bruno Sabatier, Léa Bismuth, Perrine Le Querrec
Graphic design: Bureau Kayser
Format: 16 x 23 cm
Pages: Two picture booklets of 40 pages each, 1 text booklet
Languages : French / English
|Dimensions||16 × 23 cm|
The Eyes est une maison d’édition et de production de contenus culturels autour de l'image et de la photographie.