Helene Desmazières lives and works in Paris. A photographer since 1999, she has been working simultaneously as a gallery and modern art museum curator on the French and international art scene since 1984.
Her research as an artist has led her to a this concept, a vision of the photographic application of color. Helene Desmazières uses photography, with it's inherent artistic attributes, as a means to demonstrate the visual reconciliation between formal abstraction and intense detail.
Her technique involves the transformation of every day objects into pictorial images. The objects are exposed to a point of abstraction so extreme as to lead a disoriented audience to confusion, questionning the object's true origins.
Beyond the audience's search to understand the nature of the subject matter, these photographs have the surprising power to astound and attract their viewer as Helene Desmazieres' applies her photographic theory based on perception, form and color.
David Law's "Mannequins"
For many years David Law has kept a watchful eye on store window mannequins. He studies these solitary beauties as a reflection of contemporary life. Through his photos David Law seeks to unravel the mystery of these prototypical women's souls, as they provide him with a mirror of our exisistence. They cast out an image of our perserverence to engage in an idealology of perfection. For Law, mannequins symbolize illusion, the dream of luxury and the unattainability of a flawless world.