EXPRESSION D’IMPRESSIONS: P.Bonnefille's gallery, Paris

10 Sep 2020 - 30 Jan 2021

From September 2020 to January 2021, the Spaceless Gallery presented an exhibition of works by Lara Porzak and Pierre Bonnefille. Entitled Expression d'Impressions, the exhibition revolved around a multi-dimensional dialogue between image and material through the eye of these two different artists. Here, the definition of an image takes the representational form as an object and of a well-thought impression, expressed through the material process and influenced by the natural world.


Honouring the pioneers of photography, Lara Porzak captures her subjects through age-old photography processes like ferrotypes and gelatin silver lith prints. As the intangible form of an image fades into the materiality of the support, it becomes tangible. A chosen memory, a fleeting experience is preserved and transformed on a metal sheet as the artist blurs the line between what you see and the artist's expression.

Taking on the same dialogue, but in a different way, Pierre Bonnefille uses the crushed refined powders of volcanic rock, silver, and mother of pearl to produce intriguing three-dimensional effects in pictorial compositions. Bending nature to his will, the artist reinterprets and projects his image through an abstract existence. The changing colours and subtle textures of his canvases, like ripples on water, echoes the metallic reflections of Lara Porzak's photographic plates.


◊  Pierre Bonnefille's gallery, 4 rue Boulle, Paris

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