Eric Poitevin

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Eric Poitevin was born in 1961 in Longuyon (France), lives and works in Mangiennes. Resident of the Villa Médicis in 1989-1990.

 

Whether he focuses on the faces of World War I veterans (1985), dead deer (1995), skulls and butterflies (1994), undergrowth (1995), horse hindquarters (1999-2000), or fragments of human bodies (2001), Eric Poitevin’s photographs are the result of progressive decision-making. Sometimes requiring months of waiting for the subject of the photograph to be constituted as he wishes, he then meticulously constructs his image. The light, sometimes natural, is often the subject of real work. This is the case for the series of skulls or animals presented on a black background. A way to isolate them completely and to stop them. The frame – he chooses his wood, makes it and assembles it – and the framing, which despite the off-camera does not allow any extrapolation, any escape, are for him perhaps the same thing. “The frame is a way of highlighting the photographic framing, it is a setting, a protection, a border, a staging”. Light, format, paper and framing must thus respond to the density and fragility of each subject represented.

 

Eric Poitevin photographs beings or places that are in danger of disappearing because they carry a load of time and experience that is about to dissipate. In his work, everything remains in suspense and what certainly holds our attention is this absence of a definite temporality, this invitation to reflect.

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Eric Poitevin

Eric Poitevin

11 January 2018 – 4 March 2018 11.01.2018 – 04.03.2018
Rasson Art Gallery, Tournai

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Il Terzo Giorno

20 April 2018 – 1 July 2018 20.04.2018 – 01.07.2018
Palazzo del Governatore, Parma

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Eric Poitevin

FLOWERS

19 May 2018 – 15 July 2018 19.05.2018 – 15.07.2018
FLOWERS, Albert Baronian - Yoko Uhoda Knokke, Knokke (BE)
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Expo Biarritz, 1918-2018

7 July 2018 – 3 September 2018 07.07.2018 – 03.09.2018
Le Bellevue – Place Bellevue, Biarritz (FR)

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Eric Poitevin

Le Choix d'Albert

17 May 2019 – 29 June 2019 17.05.2019 – 29.06.2019
Xippas Genève, Geneva (CH)

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Eric Poitevin

dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels

8 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
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VERSAILLES – VISIBLE / INVISIBLE DOVE ALLOUCHE, NAN GOLDIN, MARTIN PARR, ERIC POITEVIN, VIVIANE SASSEN

14 May 2019 – 20 October 2019 14.05.2019 – 20.10.2019
Château de Versailles, Versailles (FR)

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Passion, Bilder von der Jagt – curated by Peter Egloff and Stephan Kunz

22 June 2019 – 27 October 2019 22.06.2019 – 27.10.2019
Bundner Kunstmuseum, Chur (CH)

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Eric Poitevin

Salon des Multiples

14 February 2020 – 16 February 2020 14.02.2020 – 16.02.2020
Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels (BE)

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UPLIFT

20 March 2020 – 2 May 2020 20.03.2020 – 02.05.2020
Xippas geneva, Geneva (CH)

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NEW CATALOG - Servez citron

4 June 2020 – 31 December 2020 04.06.2020 – 31.12.2020
Un ensemble de photographies par Éric Poitevin d’assiettes desservies chez Troisgros, accompagné des recettes afférentes, piqué de Restes de table, un essai par Jean-Claude Lebensztejn, aux Éditions Macula.

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