Guillaume Fleurent’s exhibition Three Colours: Orange at the Speos Gallery – 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris. Exhibition from February 10 to March 13, 2015.
Three Colours: Orange is the first of three series dedicated to one, dominant colour: orange, blue and pink. Orange is the common denominator of many of Guillaume Fleurent’s photographs, reflecting his fascination with the ephemeral lights of dawn and twilight, and with shifting skies.
This series, Orange, includes photographs taken mostly at sunrise and sunset, when the light takes on infinite, fleeting nuances. With his pictures of Argentinian Patagonia, Australia’s Red Centre, and Northern Europe (the Scottish Highlands and Norway), Guillaume has continued his quest for a mystical vision of southern landscapes, between seas, fjords, mountains, lakes and rivers – landscapes suffused with the elegiac lights of these remote lands. He has engaged in heritage photography in the same spirit, that of a landscape artist, with the same fascination for the light that magnifies some of the jewels of the French national heritage: the châteaux of Versailles and Chenonceau, and the Louvre.
Guillaume Fleurent is a manager by training and became a photographer, returning to the passion of his youth, after a year studying at Spéos-Paris Photographic Institute and obtaining the RNCP diploma in 2011. Since then, he has been an artist-photographer working primarily on landscape and heritage photography. His major ongoing project is a wide-ranging series entitled Four Seasons in Lofoten (Norway).