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Franz Alias

Franz Alias

26 fans

Douarnenez (29), France
64 works

A fan of Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese philosophy of accepting and recognizing beauty in the imperfection of things around us, I create images of the present time so that they appear to emerge from another era. The term "wabi" evokes simplicity, solitude, rusticism and elegance at the same time, that of "sabi" the beauty that has lived, the enhancement of age and wear, the patina.

A touch of destruction, random scratches, grain, defects, unexpected stains, an outdated tone, my images look like photographs from an old time, although they are nowadays. I am trying to talk about time, the one who passes, the one who remains, the things and the living that go through it. It is a question of soliciting the reader, or the spectator, about his own place, to propose to him to question himself on his temporary presence in the face of the sustainability of things.

By adopting old silver cameras and using outdated black & white films, I insinuate myself into the very questioning of my approach: as the custodian of this material, I intend to extend its use, to seek its defect and to create additional ones, in order to deliciously approach the imperfect.

There is this representation of reality, there is also the representation of the image itself. In the idea of remaining faithful to this Wabi-Sabi philosophy, I opted for a peaceful sobriety in my photographic prints. Printed on washi paper, this paper made from natural Asian fibres, then laminated on canvas cardboard, all the photographs are fixed on anthracite wooden plates, of a simple and modest elegance.

Photography becomes an object of contrast, both through the complementarity of black and white, light and dark, and through the opposition of these images, which seem to be altered by time and their modern and perfectly new support.

This minimalist presentation, with its simple aesthetic, only tends to be shaped by time itself.

Self-taught

After many exhibitions and shows throughout France, I opened a Atelier-Galerie with the artist Flore Betty: L’Atelier Mathurin, 3 rue Duguay Trouin, 29100 Douarnenez.

Franz Alias's artwork

Le parasol
Le parasol
$1,531
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
Pors poulhan
Pors poulhan
$318
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
La joie
La joie
$648
Film photography (30 x 90 cm)
L'aronde
L'aronde
$942
Film photography (50 x 70 cm)
Villégiature
Villégiature
$294
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
J'étais là
J'étais là
$294
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
La partance
La partance
$353
Film photography (20 x 60 cm)
Le bout
Le bout
$353
Film photography (20 x 60 cm)
Pêcheurs du rosmeur
Pêcheurs du rosmeur
$353
Film photography (60 x 20 cm)
Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi
Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi
$294
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Les cabotins
Les cabotins
$294
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
À raz la marguerite
À raz la marguerite
$294
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
Spectacle de rue
Spectacle de rue
$294
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Chaque femme unique
Chaque femme unique
$294
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Les racines du ciel
Les racines du ciel
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
L'arbre seul
L'arbre seul
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
L'homme au gréement
L'homme au gréement
$848
Film photography (60 x 60 cm)
Les vieilles marches
Les vieilles marches
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Un train d'enfer
Un train d'enfer
$177
Film photography (30 x 24 cm)
Furstemberg
Furstemberg
$177
Film photography (24 x 30 cm)
Les racines du ciel
Les racines du ciel
$589
Film photography (40 x 50 cm)
L'attrape-moi
L'attrape-moi
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Une fenêtre pour voir
Une fenêtre pour voir
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Le fumeur de harengs
Le fumeur de harengs
$177
Film photography (30 x 25 cm)
L'ombre portée
L'ombre portée
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
La partance
La partance
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
L'estran
L'estran
$294
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Pors loubous
Pors loubous
$294
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
Le jeune homme et la mer
Le jeune homme et la mer
$177
Film photography (30 x 24 cm)
L'homme au gréement
L'homme au gréement
$294
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Le port de pêche, à douarnenez
Le port de pêche, à douarnenez
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Corne à brume
Corne à brume
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Le grand de sein
Le grand de sein
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Les vieilles marches
Les vieilles marches
$94
Film photography (20 x 20 cm)
Les arrosoirs de madame soupiron
Les arrosoirs de madame soupiron
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
O
O
$218
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Le repli
Le repli
$294
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
L'arbre seul
L'arbre seul
$294
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
Breizh
Breizh
$177
Film photography (30 x 25 cm)
La montée
La montée
$177
Film photography (30 x 25 cm)
L'oeil
L'oeil
$177
Film photography (30 x 24 cm)
Les pompes
Les pompes
$177
Film photography (30 x 24 cm)
La falaise du ris
La falaise du ris
$294
Mixed media (40 x 30 cm)
La joie
La joie
$294
Mixed media (30 x 40 cm)
L'envol
L'envol
$860
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Le repli
Le repli
$1,531
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
L'enfant sur l'ouvrage public
L'enfant sur l'ouvrage public
$860
Film photography (50 x 70 cm)
La truffe
La truffe
$2,120
Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
Métro Lamarck
Métro Lamarck
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Film photography (40 x 40 cm)
El galeon
El galeon
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Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
118/lx-1
118/lx-1
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Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
L'arbre seul
L'arbre seul
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Mixed media (60 x 60 cm)
Le rosmeur dans la brume
Le rosmeur dans la brume
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Film photography (40 x 40 cm)
L'arbre seul
L'arbre seul
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Film photography (50 x 50 cm)
Reliés
Reliés
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Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
1900
1900
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Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
Dodge
Dodge
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Film photography (30 x 25 cm)
253/xl-1 le rosmeur dans la brume
253/xl-1 le rosmeur dans la brume
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Mixed media (40 x 40 cm)
52/l-1 l'arbre seul
52/l-1 l'arbre seul
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Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Le jeune homme et la mer
Le jeune homme et la mer
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Film photography (20 x 20 cm)

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