More Paintings from the Musée du Petit Palais – box

This box edition contains 14 photographs of masterpieces paintings from the Musée du Petit Palais, Paris.
These spontaneous interventions were part of my research upon the museum’s collections while preparing for my solo exhibition.

The title More Paintings from the Musée du Petit Palais refers to the idea that a painting is never a definitive image but open to an infinity of interpretations, so each painting consists implicitly of more paintings, according to the viewer’s subjective gaze.

Paintings from Courbet, Cézanne, Ziem, Pelez, Both, Heda, Ruisdael, Ellinga and Metsu inspired me for a serie of interventions and their photographic recording. The elements which were superimposed on the art works came to my mind intuitively, as in automatic associative thinking.

I made use of existing occurrences in the paintings such as light reflections and placed various elements in front of the paintings, for instance, metallic coloured party curtains, jackets for men, stockings filled with sand or stones.

These interferences across the surfaces of the paintings, are created in the exhibition rooms as well as in photographic reproductions.

Related projects:
Compositions catalytiques – Petit Palais series