Blue has no dimensions, ...(it) suggests at most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.
- YVES KLEIN
For its summer exhibition Galerie Janvrin - proudly situated in the Cote D'Azur region whose light and landscape has inspired artists for decades - presents the multitude of ways artists have been drawn to the colour blue. With works from a wide variety of media, most notably photography, this vibrant exhibition highlights the depths of a single colour while also nodding to the area's azure skies and waters.
In Katie Ledecky, Archive, Eric Madigan Heck - known for his use of vivid colours, clear lines and patterns in his compelling and painterly photographs - frames the curves of the nude body to mimic an earthly landscape with the deep blue background reflecting the sky. In contrast, Karine Laval's two works, bathed in different blues, offer abstract dreamlike works. Untitled #23, from Laval's series The Pool, presents a figure floating in the pale blue sky, inviting us to make sense of this gravity-defying situation. These works and the artists' creative use of myriad shades of blue push the limits of the medium, challenging our perception of photography as they distort reality, provoking the viewer to decipher each image in their own way.