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The Odd and the Ordinary

Apr 13, 2017 - Louis de Belle

Hi everyone, here is Louis De Belle from Milano. While pondering on what to write for this take over, I figured out that I’ve always been drawn to things which are both unusual and banal. As a matter of fact, my latest project (Besides Faith) was pretty much dealing with these two aspects.

A few years ago, in order to better enquire into my field of interest, I decided to set up a small book series titled Forms of Formalism. The point was to gather photography and written contributions around the notion of form, its meaning and infinite possible facets (good and bad). Through this project, I got the chance to engage with fellow artist and broaden a critical discussion.

During this week, I’ll be posting the work of photographers, whom I know or I’m currently working with. Their practice can differ from one another. Yet somehow they’re all dealing with the odd, the ordinary and an overall strong sense of plasticity. Three aspects (I won’t say hastags!) that often recur in my work as well.