In her latest series Plastic Baroque, Emmanuelle Gauthier explores the latest techniques of digital manipulation to create a refined and glamorous body of work. Layering lush imagery and sensibility of European and American painting to create contemporary photographs of intricate beauty.
Her composition is simultaneously dense and fluid with rich coloration and painterly quality. Emmanuelle explores a favorite subject in different hues, her candy colors entice the viewer. Creating a dreamy allure the images are charged with a Baroque sensibility, seducing the viewer with fairytale settings and subtle luminosity.
Incorporating painting into my photography and using special transfer techniques I give them the look of a colorized daguerreotype.
Adding a single color to the entire image, the color then becomes as important as the image. I’m mostly draw to French Baroque and 19 century American landscape painting. The vibrancy of the colors and the plexiglass presentation gives this series a contemporary sleek and plastic feel…Combining the old with new I reinterpret classical imagery into a modern, original and enigmatic aesthetic. Emmanuelle Gauthier New York, 2006
Parson School of Design, NYC - SVA, NYC
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