Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Matthieu Lavanchy

Apr 14, 2017 - Louis de Belle

The first photographer I’m introducing is Matthieu Lavanchy. Born in Switzerland, Matthieu attended ECAL in Lausanne and went for a residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work is intriguing, quirky and brilliantly executed. This series, titled Home Economics, was developed for the British Pavillion at the 2016 Venice Biennale and depicts uncanny images of contemporary domestic life. The images embody a fine balance between a crispy commercial aesthetic and a loose collection of apparently meaningless everyday moments.

Note: the photographs were commissioned by the British Council and were presented alongside provocative statements, developed together with London based studio OK-RM.