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Automorphoses
by Pierrick Gaumé

While travelling in the United States, Pierrick Gaumé looked at the curved sheet metal of cars in the street and found a reflection of our world. "The resulting illusions make some parts of the landscape look detachable and remixed as in a kaleidoscope," he explains, "almost the way cubist painters deconstructed & enriched perspective through collaged recompositions of space with multiple vanishing points. Slow motion and multiple experimentation enabled me to come up with series of shots with a choice of several angles, from which I selected the most striking, interesting & unusual examples of visual distortions. With curvilinear anamorphoses based on everyday objects shot in natural light, some of them recall Salvador Dali's painting Persistence of Memory, with its melting clock faces."

Black GS - San Francisco, 2008.
Black GS - San Francisco, 2008
©2008 Pierrick Gaumé
Mission Ranchero - San Francisco, 2008.
Mission Ranchero - San Francisco, 2008
©2008 Pierrick Gaumé
Bravo Vacuum - Parma, Italy - 2006.
Bravo Vacuum - Parma, Italy - 2006
©2006 Pierrick Gaumé
Mission Spacehomes - San Francisco, 2008.
Mission Spacehomes - San Francisco, 2008
©2008 Pierrick Gaumé
Siamesed James - San Francisco, 2008.
Siamesed James - San Francisco, 2008
©2008 Pierrick Gaumé
Impalascape - San Francisco, 2008.
Impalascape - San Francisco, 2008
©2008 Pierrick Gaumé
Mission TL - San Francisco, 2007.
Mission TL - San Francisco, 2007
©2007 Pierrick Gaumé
R-Class Jungle - San Francisco, 2008.
R-Class Jungle - San Francisco, 2008
©2008 Pierrick Gaumé
Urban Waves - San Francisco, 2008.
Urban Waves - San Francisco, 2008
©2008 Pierrick Gaumé
Beetle Selfportrait - San Francisco, 2008.
Beetle Selfportrait - San Francisco, 2008
©2008 Pierrick Gaumé

Each of these images documents a moment in time that is lost, when a particular car distorted a particular street or building. Like the metal, the images themselves reflect—not only the American street but also the unseen eye that found them and captured them for us.

Visual artist Pierrick Gaumé works from Palo Alto, California and Loches, France. He invites viewers to visit his site: www.pierrick.co.nr.



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