Franz Alias

Franz Alias

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Douarnenez (29), France
58 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A touch of destruction, random scratches, grain, defects, unexpected stains, an outdated tone, my images look like photographs from an old time, although they are nowadays.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By adopting old silver cameras and using outdated black & white films, I insinuate myself into the very questioning of my approach: as the custodian of this material, I intend to extend its use, to seek its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

Métro Lamarck
Métro Lamarck
$351
Film photography (40 x 40 cm)
L'homme au gréement
L'homme au gréement
$790
Film photography (60 x 60 cm)
Le rosmeur dans la brume
Le rosmeur dans la brume
$351
Film photography (40 x 40 cm)
Les vieilles marches
Les vieilles marches
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Un train d'enfer
Un train d'enfer
$132
Film photography (30 x 24 cm)
Furstemberg
Furstemberg
$132
Film photography (24 x 30 cm)
Aluminagraphie p25-2
Aluminagraphie p25-2
$329
Mixed media (25 x 25 cm)
Aluminagraphie p25-1
Aluminagraphie p25-1
$329
Mixed media (25 x 25 cm)
Aluminagraphie p19-3
Aluminagraphie p19-3
$187
Mixed media (19 x 19 cm)
Aluminagraphie p19-2
Aluminagraphie p19-2
$187
Mixed media (19 x 19 cm)
Aluminagraphie p19-1
Aluminagraphie p19-1
$187
Mixed media (19 x 19 cm)
Aluminagraphie p13-4
Aluminagraphie p13-4
$88
Mixed media (13 x 13 cm)
Aluminagraphie p13-3
Aluminagraphie p13-3
$88
Mixed media (13 x 13 cm)
Aluminagraphie p13-2
Aluminagraphie p13-2
$88
Mixed media (13 x 13 cm)
Aluminagraphie p13-1
Aluminagraphie p13-1
$88
Mixed media (13 x 13 cm)
Les racines du ciel
Les racines du ciel
$439
Film photography (40 x 50 cm)
L'aronde
L'aronde
$713
Film photography (50 x 70 cm)
L'attrape-moi
L'attrape-moi
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Une fenêtre pour voir
Une fenêtre pour voir
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Le fumeur de harengs
Le fumeur de harengs
$132
Film photography (30 x 25 cm)
L'ombre portée
L'ombre portée
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
La partance
La partance
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
L'estran
L'estran
$230
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Villégiature
Villégiature
$230
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Pors loubous
Pors loubous
$230
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
Le jeune homme et la mer
Le jeune homme et la mer
$132
Film photography (30 x 24 cm)
L'homme au gréement
L'homme au gréement
$230
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
J'étais là
J'étais là
$230
Film photography (40 x 30 cm)
Le port de pêche, à douarnenez
Le port de pêche, à douarnenez
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Corne à brume
Corne à brume
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Le grand de sein
Le grand de sein
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Les vieilles marches
Les vieilles marches
$66
Film photography (20 x 20 cm)
Les arrosoirs de madame soupiron
Les arrosoirs de madame soupiron
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
O
O
$154
Film photography (30 x 30 cm)
Reliés
Reliés
$230
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
Le repli
Le repli
$230
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
L'arbre seul
L'arbre seul
$230
Film photography (30 x 40 cm)
Breizh
Breizh
$132
Film photography (30 x 25 cm)
La montée
La montée
$132
Film photography (30 x 25 cm)
L'oeil
L'oeil
$132
Film photography (30 x 24 cm)
Les pompes
Les pompes
$132
Film photography (30 x 24 cm)
La falaise du ris
La falaise du ris
$230
Mixed media (40 x 30 cm)
La joie
La joie
$230
Mixed media (30 x 40 cm)
L'envol
L'envol
$713
Mixed media (50 x 70 cm)
Le repli
Le repli
$1,317
Mixed media (80 x 80 cm)
L'enfant sur l'ouvrage public
L'enfant sur l'ouvrage public
$713
Film photography (50 x 70 cm)
La truffe
La truffe
$1,317
Mixed media (60 x 60 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)
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)
La pointe de pen-hir
La pointe de pen-hir
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Film photography (20 x 20 cm)
16/l-1
16/l-1
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Mixed media (50 x 50 cm)
Vues sur l'autre
Vues sur l'autre
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Film photography (40 x 40 cm)
Impasse de la gaité
Impasse de la gaité
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Film photography (40 x 40 cm)

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