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. Dans sa derniere serie “Plastic Baroque”, Emmanuelle Gauthier explore les techniques de pointe de manipulation digitales pour creer une oeuvre raffinee et glamour. En utilisant differents elements d'une imagerie lush, superposes et une sensibilite inspiree par la peinture Europeenne et Americaine afin de creer des photographies Contemporaine d'une beaute subtile. Ses compositions est simultanement dense et fluide avec des couleurs tres riches . Emmanuelle explore un sujet favori en differentes couleurs, ses couleurs acidulees de bonbons attire l'attention du spectateur. En creant une allure de reve les images sont chargees d'une sensibilite Baroque, seduisant le spectateur avec des mise en scene de contes de fees et d'une luminosite subtile.
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.
New York, 2006-
-LIST OF EXHIBITIONS-
Studied in Paris, France, Film structure and Production techniques,Multimedia at the University of Paris VIII;as well as drawing,painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
She also studied History of Photography at Parsons School of Design, NYC
Works included in the MoMA, NYC, British Museum Collection in London-United Kingdom, The Chelsea Art Museum Collection, NYC, and important private collections.
-Selected One Person Shows-
May 2014- “Shining Escapes”-Cannes Film Festival-Martinez Hotel-Exhibition of Selected Paintings in an Hotel Suite May 2012- “Bing Beng Booom” -video-art- 8 mns- Cannes Film Festival- Martinez Hotel- Private screenings in an Hotel suite-
June -July 2010: Chelsea-NYC- Intersections Art Projects curated by Kevin Alexander-
May 2009: Cannes Film festival-Short Film Corner & Intersections Films
“Cosmopolitan” screenings - 6 minutes short film-
May 2008: Intersections Art Projects-NYC
June 2007: Ca'Zanardi Palazzo-Venice-Italy
Photography installation from Latest Series Plastique Baroque-
March 2007: Intersections Art Projects-USA-
Site Specific installation with Neons sculptures, Photography,
paintings, and videos
February 2007: Red Dot Art Fair, Plastic Baroque Series of photographs
Co-curated by Emmanuelle Gauthier and Asher Remy Toledo for Remy
Toledo Gallery in NYC. Park South Hotel-
October 2006: “Candy for dinner” presenting new photography works from
the series “Plastic Baroque” and a video titled
“LACE” at Remy Toledo Gallery, 529 West 20 st-
October 2005: 109 Crosby gallery-
PURSUIT curated by Lynn del Sol from CTS
May 2005: Intersections Presents, exhibition of new
works from the Series: Brazil reportage
December, 2004: Art Basel Miami.
On site installation with new photographs, paintings and videos in a Hotel Suite
January 2004 : Bauhaus Lounge,
Photographs from the Series “SCREENS.”
January 2002: Institute of Matter in Hong Kong, Photography show.
October 1998: Espace gallery in
Montpellier, France, Contemporary Photography show.
-Selected group shows- March 2014- X Gallery- London- September 2010- Chair and the Maiden Gallery- NYC-
October 2009:Allen Projects curated by Robert Curcio-Chelsea-NYC-
“ Fall Survey”
August 2008: Robert Curcio Projects-NYC-
June 2008: Garden Art Party-3AM Projects-NYC-
September 2007: Instanbul Biennale. Curator’s choice show curated by:
Michelle Thursz “ Contemporary Baroque: Extreme
June 2007: Corniche Art Fair, Venice. Remy Toledo Gallery- NYC-US-
March 2007: Art of Americas, Miami. with Remy Toledo Gallery-USA-
February 2007: Scope Artfair NY- “Aesthetics of belonging” curated by Kasia Kay
January 2007: Palm Beach Art Fair with Remy Toledo Gallery-
January 2007: Twilight Time curated by David Gibson at Realform- Brooklyn-NY
December 2006:Scope Miami with Kasia Kay Gallery, and PAM
August 2006: Kasia Kay Gallery, Chicago
July 2006: SCOPE Hamptons projects. Curated by Lee Wells, photography
and Art Videos for PAM (Perpetual Art Machine)-
May 2006: SAATCHI Gallery group exhibition curated by Jane Sutherland
and the Light Foundation to benefit the Harlem
School of Arts-USA-
March 2006: Intersections Projects at
Diva Artfair in NYC. Video works ( Dennis Oppenheim, Benedicte Gauthier)
October 2005: PHOTO NY Artfair with CTS, Creative
June 2005: WATERWAYS at the Venice Biennale curated by Ethan Cohen, Renee Vara.Italy-
April2005: CULTURE VULTURE at JACK THE PELICAN
PRESENTS-NYC- Curated by David Gibson
February 2005: INTERSECTIONS PRESENTS in NYC
STARLIGHT Group show
January 2005: D & H gallery inNYC-
CHROMALUX Group show
March 2004: SCOPE New york with Damien Montalieu Projects and
Pablo’s birthday Gallery in NYC.
March 2003: SCOPE New York with Nikolai
Fine Art at the Dylan Hotel.
Feb 2003: Cynthia Broan Gallery: New York City
Recession 2003, $.99 Show.
January , 2003: Egizio’s project gallery
February 2003: Nikolai Fine Art Gallery
New York City.
April , 2002: Marcus Ritter Gallery, New York City-Chelsea-USA-
New Photography works along with works on paper from collaborative artists team:
Petra zmirk, and Moriceau.
- BIOGRAPHY WRITTEN BY RICHARD VINE -
Emmanuelle Gauthier Born in 1971, Emmanuelle Gauthier is a French fine arts photographer who has lived and worked in New York since 1994. She studied photography at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as film structure and production techniques at the Université de Paris VIII. Her training also includes history of photography classes with George Pitts, the photo editor of Vibe magazine. Thereafter, working on independent productions, she assisted director Eric Ceret on his documentary Diaries and director Mark Humphrey on numerous music videos.
As a freelance photographer,Emmanuelle Gauthier has contributed to numerous publications such as
Citizen k, Spoon, Trace, Zing, The Fadder, Trax,Madame Figaro, Dazed & Confused, and Pure.
Among her commissions are ad campaigns for Audemars Piguet,Fred Sathal, and Totem. Emmanuelle Gauthier’s images–of airports, clubs, city streets, and glamorous youths–often imbue their
subjects with a dreamy allure. Her figures smoke and drink in louche surroundings; some pose with clothes laid on top of their bodies rather than worn normally. All seem too hip for love or grief. Yet their bohemian chic is inseparable from a pervading sense of desolation–as if the emptiness of the jetways had entered every aspect of life for these young urban nomads. Most recently, Emmanuelle Gauthier completed a compilation video of interviews with several New York-based artists with whom she has an aesthetic affinity: Andres Serrano, Dennis Oppenheim, Scott Hug,and others. Here scenes from the urban environment, including the living and working spaces of the artists, are punctuated by shots of a sleek building lobby and highly reflective revolving door*emblems, in effect, of the hardness, gloss, and transitoriness of life in New York*s often impersonal milieu. Emmanuelle Gauthier has previously exhibited in New York City at Marcus Ritter Gallery, Nikolai Fine Art Gallery, Egizio’s project, Cynthia Broan galleries. And in Hong Kong at the Institute of Matter gallery.
Editor at large at Art in America
REMY TOLEDO Gallery/ Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of three young artists “Candy for Dinner”
Emmanuelle Gauthier, Vadis Turner, and Hu Ren Yi.
This dinner party has been cooked in America , China and France . French photographer Emmanuelle Gauthier presents a different kind of candy, one of sweet seduction. In her latest series Plastic Baroque, techniques of digital manipulation create a refined and glamorous body of work. Layering lush imagery from European and American painting, Gauthier creates contemporary photographs of intricate beauty. Her composition is simultaneously dense and fluid with rich coloration and painterly quality as she explores favorite subjects in different hues. Creating a dreamy allure the images are charged with a Baroque sensibility, seducing the viewer with fairytale settings and subtle luminosity. Vadis Turner exhibits cupcakes and a tea party constructed from kitchen materials and sewing goods. Influenced by generations of southern women who reigned in the kitchen and sparkled at society events. The immanent artist was expected to learn the ways of a proper lady, folding her napkin properly and writing gracious thank you notes. Such traditions have been replaced by fast food and superficial entertainment, which becoming our legacy. Many now eat candy for dinner. This exhibition will be the first viewing in New York of paintings by the young Chinese artist Hu Ren Yi. His candy color like paintings are cynical and playful with undertones of sexuality, family and politics. They are constructed simply, although the concept is much deeper than what physically appears on the surface of the canvas. The viewer is engaged by the dream like quality of the images. There is an obvious influence of the tradition of Chinese painting that merges with the contemporary.
Curator, Art Dealer
Emmanuelle Gauthier’s work has an ethereal and atmospheric quality, with a delicate sensitivity to
light which creates a mysterious and stage like effect on reality.
Nikolai Fine Art Gallery
Photographs- Edition of 3 + 2 Artist proof-
2 SIZES AVAILABLE:
30 X 40 Inches- $10.400.00 ( 76.2X 101.6 CMS)
20 X 24 Inches-$4400.00 ( 50.8X 61 CMS)
Paintings- Size:30X 40 Cms 10.0000.00 £
“Syrup” series is available on nine colors in 20 X 23 Inches, and 40 X 46 inches for wall installation-
Video art together with photography examine the parallels and liaison between history and truth.
The two mediums address issues of misinterpretations,
miscommunications and language barriers .
Other themes such as life and death, human rights and the rights of animals are very close to my mission of wanting to make a positive change in our life and, give back to this world elements of beauty and wonder.
Characterized by a visionary force, the works traces a sense of tragedy and fragility. Inspired, intricately and sensuously styled, the art video titled “Lace” presents lustrous images voluntarily slowed down: capturing and contemplating the moment…all in a surreal film speed. It translates dreamy and eery qualities to movement decomposition and into a different environmental transposition.
Against a curtain of violent rupture/ isolation, and a will for using art as an export for social progress
and awareness, the images’ aesthetics import a wide range of poetic interpretations.
Experiencing with new software techniques and digital interventions the photography juxtapositions or layers deepens and twists meanings.
The moving images are mixed in with music composed with fragmented sample sources running across cultures, time and sensibilities. The piece highlights and emphasizes the importance of cultural differences, the richness and depth of cross cultural exchanges as well as tolerance, and dignity.
-ARTIST STATEMENT -
I have always been interested in exploring the
juxtaposition and convergence of illusion and reality.
My photography and film incorporate many references:
video, music, cinematographic special effects, set
design, architecture, poetry and reverie. I’m
interested in linear readings as well as the
possibilities of subjective reinterpretations of
events that have shaped our realities. Luminous and ethereal the images are charged with a
sense of longing, hope and a dreamy allure. Vibrancy
of color imbue the photographs with a warm and sublime
glow. In my process I embrace surrealistic techniques
and theories. Filmmaker’s Luis Bunuel and Jean Cocteau have informed
and inspired my work. Through my films and
photography, I capture the intimate beauty of the
details of life exploring the interconnections and the
fragility of existence.
New York City,2004
—ARTIST STATEMENT —
Art videos titled Dolphins, Transitoriness ( included
in the British Museum collection), dolphins,
effervescence pills, orthodox church, speak with images
mixed with sound, in an elaborate montage that
emulates one’s imagination.
And encourages one’s of having their own
interpretations, through imaginative stimulus…
Using music, editing techniques, repetitive images, an
original concept, and the utilization of storytelling notions.
The ensemble of my photography works is wrapped up in
a diary style survey of my aesthetic preferences.
Made out of attentive observations where my life
events have transported me.
The different work series ultimately come together ina reverie collage.
In an omnipresent and also very direct attempt to
unveil life’s deep mysteries the work is mostly revolving around the themes of loneliness,
psychological states, betrayals, fantasy and reality realms, blurring system beliefs.
It is translated visually with an imagery of empty melancolic interiors, extreme close ups of human
forms, close ups of objects, exteriors, abstract environment which are emotionally charged with a range of expressed and repressed feelings.
The photos tell the story of social changes throughout decades, and freezes time into a kaleidoscope of photos mixed with newspaper clippings, journal entries and the use of mixed media.
Individual portrait’s placed together to suggest a single narrative in an exhaustive editing process; that
aim at a critical, long thought juxtaposition of photographs.
In an inherent artistic logic, the ensemble of the work thrive to make people think.
Using subjectives point of views designed to haunt them for a long time.
New York, September 2005
- Aesthetics of Belonging -
Curated by Kasia Kay- Scope Artfair- NYC 2007-
Layered and complex ideas of gender, identity, belonging, sexuality and intimate narratives are explored in selected artworks. Presented here short-films examine issues of relationships, the construction of female and her belonging to society, and in relationship.Few works with focus on aesthetics of belonging to space, allude to notions of absence and presence, a sense of place and of no place, volume and void, notions of home, as well as personal freedom and belonging to a pre-constructed world. Artists included: Kristin Anderson, Sandra Bermudez, Emmanuelle Gauthier, David A. Parker, Nick & Shelia Pye, Alicja Karska and Aleksandra Went, and Chris Wasko.
The photographs, painting, and collages of Emmanuelle Gauthier are each different manifestations of the same desire, to communicate the basic mystery of life.
Though the artist works in a range of different mediums, she never limits her esthetic choices to one
type of image at a time, nor does she restrain a natural inclination to exhibit them together, creating tangents of recognition.
Much of Gauthier’s imagery comes from media sources that may include high school
text books, events reported on TV news programs, as well as from her own senses. Combining first- and second-hand images, Gauthier simultaneously offers up a critique on the nature of meaningful encounter and on those sources of knowledge which contribute to it.
The many specific images she portrays do not immediately answer the questions they pose, but
provide further details–further complexities–that open up the perspective of the viewer. Rather than
seeking a highly focused and morally specific imagery, the artist expresses the broadest possible spectrum, which in turn provides more context, and more answers that ironically enter into a dialectic with existence.
David Gibson Curator Article Projects