LE TURK

 

 

"Le Turk as an artist was born one night when listening to Bach's Saint John Passion, nice and loud in headphones.
His whole work has been dedicated ever since to what he experienced for those eight minutes that lasted forever. Ever since, he has striven to pass on as genuinely and accurately as he could the passion that was born that night."

About his work:

Since that day, all Le Turk’s work is marked by a baroque and nostalgic vision of a permanent end of century and lost characters in staged sets ... In his studio, factory of marvels, Le Turk makes his own decor, an artificial world made by cardboard, wood and polystyrene. To build false elements, depict everything; to better approach real, to sublimate the artifice to reveal the contemporary tragi-comic in large epic paintings is his aesthetic obsession. Between sacred and profane, between Comics and Méliès, between Faith, fervour and decadence, since the past seven years this photography craftsman, this entertainer, explores the limits of his photographic discipline and questions our time.

 

Selected Exhibitions:

2016           Exhibition «  Le Ballon Rouge », Paris

                   Release of his book, Opera Mundi, 145 pages.

2015           Auction Sale Ecce Homo, auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr – Invited to the International Photo Fair of Riedisheim

                   Exhibition in Leipzig, Gallery Irrgang ,Germany 

                   Exhibition in St’art, European Contemporary Art Fair with Gallery Bettina.

2013/14      Art Gent, e Art Fair, Gand, Belgium

                   Ecce Homo exhibited by Gallery Mazel in Fotofever – Carrousel du Louvre, Paris 

2012           Exhibition, Gallery Mazel, Brussels.

                   Fotofever Art Fair, Brussels.

                   European Nude Photo Fair in Arles, France

                   Exhibition in Toulouse : Gallery Alain Daudet, France

                   Exhibition in Colmar : Gallery Eclat d’Art, in France

2010/11       Exhibition in The City of Fashion and Design in Paris, Chic Art Fair.

                   Exhibition in the Gallery Art Generation, Paris

                   The series Salbatar Circus has been selected By the « 43th Bourse du Talent ».

Awards

2011             Azart Photo 2011 Prize

2011             First Prize of the Chic Art Fair – Azart – The artists Tribe