Denis Darzacq
French, born 1961
Selected exhibitions
De Soto Gallery at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2018,
De Soto Gallery
De Soto Gallery at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco 2017,
De Soto Gallery
Faces Now: European Portrait Photography since 1990,
Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)

Best know for his images that capture the poetic expressionism of bodies in motion, Denis Darzacq’s varied series all share a preoccupation with duality and incongruity — nature and culture, digital versus human, creation versus consumption. His popular "La Chute" (2005-2006) and "Hyper" (2007-2009) documented dancers flying and falling in unusual contortions, mirroring the anxiety of a generation caught at the sociopolitical crossroads of the times. While a later iteration, "Act" (2008-1011) invited young people with disabilities to express freedom from limitations by performing in a similar manner. More recently with "Doublemix" (2014-2015) and "Contreformes" (2017), a new formalism has emerged but the photo/sculpture experimentations are still as much a commentary about consumerism and life in the digital age as they are about …

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