This exhibition at The Met Bauer considers Richter Gerhard’s six decade long preoccupation with the dual means of representation and abstraction to explore the material, conceptual, and historical implications of painting.
Born on May 1, 1968 in Bordeaux, France, Alain Laboile is a photographer and father of six.
In 2004, as he needed to put together a portfolio of his work as a sculptor, he acquired a camera, and thus developed a taste for macrophotography, spurred by his passion for entomology.
Later on, he pointed his lens towards his growing family which became his major subject, be it in a realistic depiction of their atypical lifestyle in La Famille, or in bizarre stagings around a pond in Réflexion autour du Bassin.
Alain Laboile’s work has since been exhibited around the world and he just published a book with Kehrer Verlag, At the Edge of the World.
Gallery representation includes Jiro Miura Gallery, Tokyo, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, and Leica Gallery Sao Paulo.
Laboile was among the Top 100 LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016.