Anouk Deville presents Le corps en quête, at the NUE Galerie located in Pantin, near Paris, from September 26 to October 24, 2014.
Book signing on Friday, September 26, during the opening at the NUE Galerie. Le corps en quête, edited by the gallery, is a published as a limited edition.
Le corps en quête is the work of young French photographer, Anouk Deville, who between age 15 and 25 held a digital diary made up of photos — punctuated by texts extracted from her correspondance. Her photographic style is representative of a new generation of photographers, who use a large variety of means to express themselves, including iPhone pictures and screenshots.
Anouk was not 20 yet when she started devouring life, a frantic race towards love and against the passing of time. The artist captures the moment, mixes genres and locations. On purpose, her photography is formally “dirty”— keeping visible both blurs and the impact of the flash.
Le corps en quête is the exhibition by a young adult with a dark confusing body of work, reflecting a great sense of poetry, using the body as the medium of a quest for freedom and equilibrium.
Born in 1988 in Marseille, Anouk Deville has explored for the past ten years the intimacy of both herself and her surroundings. Her images confront us with a disturbing proximity.
After her studies in literature and cinema, she graduated from Speos in 2009. Her work has been shown in Paris, Arles, Las Palmas, Landskrona, Los Angeles and Phnom Penh.