Thomas Tronel Gauthier - Hanamate, dessins de sable

Thomas Tronel Gauthier - Hanamate, dessins de sable

Thomas Tronel Gauthier - Hanamate, dessins de sable Thomas Tronel Gauthier - Hanamate, dessins de sable

Hanamate Sand Drawings
2012 - 2013
Archival prints on Hahnemuhle paper
31,5 x 23,6 inches each (60 cm x 80 cm)

Grains of sand, photographic grain, pencil paper or sandpaper ... both Of supports that seem to be mixing here.
Realized during a stay in the Marquesas Islands in 2012, the photographs are witness here of a delicate work of drawing ephemera taken on a beach of the bay of Hanamate (island of Hiva Oa).
The basaltic black sand of the island leaves progressively up to the white sand made up of remains of dead marine animals and coral which begins to settle there,
causing the irremediable depigmentation of the sandy beaches Black Marquesans.
These photographic drawings in gray levels attest to this mutation, geological transition of the island confronted with its marine environment.

 


CE QUE J'AI VU N'EXISTE PLUS / exposition personnelle, galerie 22,48 m², Paris, Janvier 2015


Matière d'origines / exposition personnelle, galerie Saint-Séverin, Paris, Décembre 2014