Exhibition: 24 Nov 2017 – 27 Jan 2018
Thu 23 Nov 19:00
"Selected Works" Exhibition: 24 November 2017 – 27 January 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, 23 November, 7 pm
The landscapes are moody and grim, the figures are perfectly illuminated and portrayed – photo artist Nicolas Dhervillers (36) creates dramatic works that express a cinematic magic. His characters exist in their oddly timeless and strange spaces and manifest in the dark and dimly lit landscapes. Galerie Hiltawsky is proud to present a broad selection of the most outstanding works of this French photographer. During the opening reception, the artist will personally present a collection of photographs from various series’, together with Christian Hiltawsky and for the first time in Berlin.
Nicolas Dhervillers’ expansive and phenomenal photographs sit between history and modernity and illustrate small still lifes and vast landscapes. "Art history often influences my work", says Dhervillers. "Before I moved to Paris to study photography, I was inspired by the cinema and also learned a great deal about the theatre. Elements from all of these artistic genres inform my photographs today."
Amongst others, the exhibition showcases works from Dhervillers’ series, "Hommages", "My Sentimental Archive", "Nostalghia", "Behind The Future", "Transfer" and "Oculi".
Nicolas Dhervillers (b. 1981) lives and works in Paris. Following his studies in photography and multimedia at the universities of Paul-Valéry Montpellier and Paris 8, his impressive photographic series about the Centre Pompidou in Metz heralded his acclaim in the photographic and art scene. His most renowned work, Priest is held in the City of Paris art collection and Museum Helmond.
In 2012, within the context of Documenta 13 and as part of Mono Festival, Dhervillers exhibited photographs titled "Behind the Future", featuring the UNESCO World Heritage site, Völkingen Ironworks, in a spectacular manner. Since then his collage-like artworks, which he subjects to a variety of digital processes, have been exhibited in Switzerland, Australia, France, Germany, Korea, China, The Netherlands and the USA.
Further information: www.nicolasdhervillers.com