Tombé des cintres Poster
Born in 1955, Corinne Mercadier lives and works in Paris. As a young woman she studied art and art history, receiving an Aggregation of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Art History from the University of Provence. Since 1986 Mercadier has exhibited regularly at galleries in Paris and New York, and has participated in several major photography festivals in the United States, France and Spain.
Mercadier shows us her dreams and weaves in childhood experiences and suggestive memories into her work. The images often portray landsacapes that trigger our imagination by bordering on the abstract, dramatic compositions, enigmatic characters and frozen movements, as if time stood still. For many years Corinne Mercadier worked solely with a polaroid camera and had to rely on the film’s shortcomings in order to realize her dreams. Mercadier discovered early that surrealism provided her with an opportunity to create a world of her own. She explores our relationship to the world around us, developing her scenes meticulously, producing costumes and making detailed sketches. At the same time she allows for accidental occurrences during her photoshoots by throwing objects into the air she freezes movements and creates new, unexpected forms that highlights the feeling of mystery in the images. Mercadier describes her creative work as a spiral, an eternal return to somewhere else, a new place, with new expressions, tools, models and projects.
This poster is from her exhibition “Wicked Gravity”, portraying a woman standing in the desert.
Size: 50x70 cm / 19.69"W 27.56"H
Printed on 170g FSC-certified paper.