Fred Fou, Photographer.
Like an alchemist, I intervene in photography mainly with simple materials (scotches, papers, inks, pencils, pastels, pens, paints, liquid bitumen…).
I push to the limit of support each draw, pushing all established rules. Immersed in ink baths, each impression gives itself at random a controlled metamorphosis. Next comes sequencing, marks and traces on photography, painting, assemblages, collages.
This setting creates two spaces that provoke and lead the gaze of a «Before» towards a «Elsewhere».
The series «Approximative Landscapes» asks about the processes of exploration and appearance of the image.
Around this representation, it is my own interior landscape as poetic and visual layers that appears on the surface. The art of telling with light what is mysterious and intimate, secretly deep and enclosed in the shadows.
To venture, to create a landscape for light, to redo the route of the day, from one bank to the other, to print sound...