of 22/03/23 to 12/04/23
Opening on Wednesday 22 March at 7 pm
From 22 March to 12 April 2023
The Vasarely Foundation is proud to present “Photographs”, a solo exhibition by the French artist Gisèle Donon. This exhibition, which will run from March 22 to April 12, 2023, will present a selection of the artist’s black and white silver photographs, exploring the limits between reality and abstraction through refined graphic compositions.
Gisèle Donon is a photographer born in 1971 in Grenoble, France. After studying architecture, she turned to photography, seeking to create images inspired by modern painting and architecture. For “Photographs”, she drew inspiration from the work of Victor Vasarely and Vera Röhm, exploring the play of form, light and material that characterises their work.
The photographs presented in the exhibition “Photographs” are the result of a thorough formal research, where black and white silver is used to create graphic compositions with dichotomies between line and flatness, between rhythm and mass, between bright white and deep black, between tension and balance. The austerity of black and white is used to create a simplified image, offering a rereading of reality tending towards a limit between reality and abstraction, between photography and drawing.
By choosing photography as a material to explore rather than as a simple technique of representation, Gisèle Donon seeks to inscribe herself in the pictorial field. She uses the materiality of the image obtained by pigment printing to accentuate the physical presence of black, creating images that are both matte and toned.
“Photographs” is an exhibition not to be missed by lovers of contemporary photography and abstract art. We invite you to discover Gisèle Donon’s artistic universe through this selection of photographs with their refined graphic compositions and subtle play of light.
Curator of the exhibition