Nathalia Tsala Gallery is pleased to present a two-venue exhibition of new and recent works by Nicolas Dhervillers at the gallery’s locations in Brussels and Ronse, which follows his exhibition ’Detachment’ at the Fondation Louis Moret in Switzerland.
Nicolas Dhervillers’ photographic works range from small still lives to monumental landscapes. In many of his images theatre, cinema, painting and photography coalesce. He uses the photographic process to take the viewer into a fictional space outside of time. His landscape photography is subjected to a digital process adapted from the cinematic “day for night” technique, lending an eerie look to pictures taken in broad daylight. Archival figures are then placed within the landscapes and washed with unnatural digital light.
This exhibition marks the artist’s third solo show with the gallery. Next to the Dhervillers’ recent photographic series ‘Detachment’, the new works on paper are integrated in the exhibition, where the artist is addressing the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world.
Nicolas Dhervillers (°1981) lives and works in Paris. He holds a Maîtrise Arts du spectacle from the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (2003) and a Maîtrise Science et Technique en photographie et multimédia from the Université Paris 8 (2005). After his photography and multimedia studies, Nicolas Dhervillers became known to the public with a commission of the Centre Pompidou Metz. In 2012, he took part in the "mono" festival, an event associated with documenta 13 in Kassel. In 2014, the Geemente museum Helmond (The Netherlands) dedicated him a solo show. Nicolas Dhervillers's work is shown regularly in art fairs and photography salons such as Paris Photo, Paris Photo Los Angeles or of Photo London. The work of Nicolas Dhervillers in included in numerous private and public collections, a.o. Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Fonds Municipal d’art contemporain, ville de Paris, Gemeentmuseum Helmond, The Netherlands, Fondation Delsemme, Belgium, Maison d’art du Valais, Suisse, Fond de dotation Agnès B, Collection Raymond Weill, Collection FNAC and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Missouri, USA.