Hotel Solaire is French photographer Sébastien Reuzé’s (FR, °1970) first major museum exhibition in Belgium. The dominant theme is the expressiveness of colour. Reuzé develops most of his own work in the darkroom, where he plays with various light-emitting sources. The resulting photographic objects reflect this spontaneous approach to the medium.
Reuzé takes the viewer into a fictional landscape bathed in the warm
glow of an omnipresent sun. He spent months capturing images of
desolate places in the desert, creating an intimate journey through an
elusive world. Any narrative is conscientiously and systematically
subsumed into a climate where anything is possible; a dazzle in which
one drifts and is lost.
The exhibition is accompanied by the book Colorblind Sands, published by APE.
Curator: Rein Deslé
Image: Soleil#1-6-F08 (2017) © Sébastien Reuzé/ Catherine Bastide
With the support of La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains.