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TERRES PERDUES XI 2/8, Fine Art photography

$ 1,600
  • Description
    Art photograph from the lost lands series in which Eloi Ficat, a French photographer, expresses the loss of space, emptiness and silence of the Maasai peoples deprived of their land in this remote region of Tanzania. Art frame in blackened oakwood.

    8 prints edition.

    Other dimensions upon request.

    Inspiration: As we set out to meet the Maasai people of a remote region of Tanzania, dominated by the volcano Ol Doinyo Lengaï, “The Mountain of God”, we enter a vast and melancholic landscape. Nature as far as the eye can see, animals reigning over these plains, a people full of traditions and authenticity: we are gripped by the nostalgia of the wild space and the delicate union between man and nature. From these lands of heat and ashes springs a poetic framework conducive to the interplay between the real and the unreal, which Éloi Ficat places at the heart of his photographic work. It is with the sincere gaze of the observer that he was able to grasp the immensity and power of places and lives, while playing on the magic and depth of an atmosphere. In the photographs of “Lost Lands”, the horizon fades and lets us feel the dry and warm texture of the earth and air. Timeless poetic settings on which the real, the present, the human stand out. Thanks to a few windows open on these almost hidden places, without having tried to photograph an action, we are caught up in the force of the moments. If the series “Lost Lands” takes an aesthetic and poetic look at a place and the stories that are played out there, it cannot be detached from the reality that is lived there. Land lost in the immensity of the landscapes, but also lost for the Maasai populations who can no longer live on their land as before. Economic and political reasons are at the root of this, the “Mountain of God” cannot protect the peoples who live under its gaze.

    Éloi Ficat was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1994. Photographer and cinematographer in the audiovisual sector, he affirms his passion for the image through these two practices which he nourishes one from the other. In 2014, he created the abstract series Luminary, which will be selected at the Vincennes Image Festival. The Outrenoir and Éclat series followed, in which he explored the movement of water, thus creating unreal and pictorial images. It is then towards travel photography that Éloi Ficat directs her attraction for the play between real and unreal, while retaining the pictorial character which is the essence of her work. The simplicity of his compositions and his meticulous work with light offer us a sincere and aesthetic reality. He created Confins, a minimalist and dreamlike series evoking borders. Then Terres Perdues, where his sensitivity as an observer settles on a Maasai people of Tanzania and their territory of life. Éloi Ficat is represented by Antoine Vignault’s OΔK gallery.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: New
    Materials: Extra matte Fine Art paper mounted on aluminum bonding
    Condition: New.
    Creation Date: 2021
    Styles / Movements: African American, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 709850
  • Dimensions
    W. 39.37 in; H. 27.56 in; D. 1.18 in;
    W. 100 cm; H. 70 cm; D. 3 cm;
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