Thursday, June 15 at 6.30pm Damien Daufresne presents Undertow (Blow Up Press, 2022) in conversation with Monica Colombo / the publisher will also join us booksigning will follow
Probably one of the best books seen in the last twenty five years. An object in which photography and painting are intertwined, perfectly created by an artist able to say ’I’ with a universal voice. A unique way of building a floating world, at the limits of representation, to let emotions mix, between intimate history and dreams, body and nature, tenderness and uncertainty. – Christian Caujolle
We are our own universes. Each of us. Life is a journey through an immeasurable collection of such universes. How this journey will go, where it will take us, is not only up to us. Hence our being lost, waiting for a helping hand or a happy coincidence. Hence our projections of the future, but also memories of the past. Everything comes back. Panta rhei. But somewhere on this trail, each of us finds this one and only place that is home. Home not in a sense of the material four walls, but such constellations of different universes that together make up this space that can be called that. And this is the most beautiful part of it. In his newest book, Damien Daufresne unveils the secret of one such universe – Undertow.
“I learn that the world goes round; so I am waiting here for my house to pass by”. Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry
Blow Up Press, 2022 Softcover, 22,5 x 30 cm 160 pages, b/w photographs English and French
Undertow is currently exhibited at: SCHAURAUM 11/nullnull Absberggasse 27 / Brotfabrik 1100 Wien through June 30
Born in 1979 in Paris, Damien Daufresne studied painting, drawing, printmaking and photography at the École Boulle in Paris, the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2003 he was winner of the Leica/Ensad Award and has since exhibited in numerous galleries in France and abroad. He lives and works in Berlin.