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About the artist
Philippe Gronon (*1964 in Rochefort sur Mer, France) is a photographer who employs a clearly defined artistic concept and structured working method: In the selection of images for his series Gronon focuses on everyday objects such as elevators, safes, lithography stones, blackboards and even objects charged with a specific aura like the back sides of well known paintings. All items share a practical value, that in the moment of the exposure transforms into aesthetic form, sometimes verging on monochrome abstraction. Photographed straight-on from a frontal angle and depicting the object in its original size, the signs of wear and use, which have changed the surfaces over the course of time, are decontextualised and preserved in their current form.