Paradoxes - Exhibition of photographs by philosopher and renowned international photographer Pierre Poulain. This is presented by New Acropolis (India) in partnership with Sublime Galleria at Art Bengaluru 2019.
“When one looks at a picture, the mind recognizes the objects and people in it. But the true meaning of a picture is beyond the reality of what one sees. The true meaning of a photograph is the sentiment behind it.”
According to the traditional and philosophical conception, Art is always a manifestation of the essential, the essence of Being which necessarily requires an expression to be perceptible.
The photographs aim to capture a “paradoxical tension”, by a contrast of forms, of situations, of light, or of feeling. In photography, the paradox is always dynamic - it appears suddenly in a gaze, in a ray of light which illuminates a background, or in the movement of a person or object which enters the field of the lens.
For Pierre Poulain, photography is more of a philosophical and spiritual journey. Based in Israel, Pierre’s passion for street photography is supported by his strong views in the various philosophies of life. In 1986, he founded the centres of New Acropolis in Israel.
For more information on the artist and his work, please visit https://www.photos-art.org/