Alexandra Uhart will present “The After Now” at the Spéos Gallery, 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris, from June 9th to September 16th, 2022.
Opening of the exhibition: June 9th from 6pm to 9pm.
“The After Now” is a series of photographs that talks about the impact of human lifestyle on the environment and its ecosystems. Each frame acts as a window into other worldly moments — charged with symbolism, aesthetic references to paintings by old masters, mythology and childhood stories.
The images portray carefully manufactured miniature landscapes which showcase a world where animals take over spaces that humans have taken from them in the past. Alexandra Uhart used only organic elements like flowers, tree branches, small plants, sand and others, combined with on-set special effects such as fog, fire and running water, to achieve a natural feel to the photographs. However, the animals, houses and furniture are all plastic toys, chosen to express how humans have altered the world to suit their need for comfort and entertainment.
This mixture of elements creates photographs that invite the viewer into hidden spaces that are slightly unsettling and haunting.
Alexandra Uhart (born 1984) is a Chilean/French/Colombian photographer, editor and director working in the photography and arts industries. Her work has been published internationally and featured in magazines such as Vogue, Elle US, Rooms Magazine and others, and published in Art Fairs in England, China and Chile.
Alexandra is a Spéos 2010 graduate from the program Professional photography in 1 year.