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Bagnolet (93), France
Emilie Chacon’s photographs develop a universe where childhood continues as a liberating mode of artistic expression. The doll, preferably the Barbie, sometimes accompanied by her lover Ken, ensures an imaginary quest where fantasies and desires mix. The doll is invested through skillfully crafted staging from objects diverted from their original use to explore their dreamlike and playful potential sources of unusual meanings.
In a critical spirit, devoid of naivety, but not without humour and provocation, his scenes reveal the conditioning of our society from childhood, insidiously or directly, through the learning of rules, prohibitions and preconceived ideas. The doll embodies a certain feminine ideal promoted by capitalist society with its generous shapes and eternally smiling face. Adopting the pose of a fantastical reality, she sometimes engages with Ken in erotic games in a provocative nudity. Through this doll is expressed the exploration of a universe where female identity is not subject to prejudice because, in her photographs, desire reigns over play and enchantment can prevail over appearance.
His photos are the result of a long process of miniature sets and staging. No photo editing or faking.
2010: Graduate of IESA (Institut d’Etude Supérieur des Arts) in Paris
From 02 to 27 October - Cities/Cities - - Vanaura Gallery, 24, Rue Royale, 78000 Versailles, France
2017 From 25 Nov, 2, 9 December - Private sale - Galerie du Centre - 5 Rue Pierre au Lard, 75004 Paris - France
2016 From 19 January to 28 February, Solo exhibition - Salon david sauvage, 75007 Paris, France
2015 From 26 to 29 November, Salon MAC Paris - Porte de Champerret, 75017 Paris, France
2015 From 27, 28, 1st March, salon d’art abordable, - 19-21 Rue Boyer, 75020 Paris, France
2014 From 27 to 30 November, Mac Paris, - Espace Champerret, 75017 Paris, France
2014 From 21 to 23 March 2014, Grand Salon d’Art Affordable, - La Bellevilloise, 21 rue Boyer 75020 Paris, France
2014 From 3 December to 31 January, Collective exhibition Galerie Vanaura, - Carrés Saint-Louis - 24, rue Royale - 78000 Versailles, France
2014 From 14 to 31 October, - Galerie Vanaura, 24 Rue Royale, 78000 Versailles, France
2013 From 10 to 13 October, Balt’art, l’Art et le grand Paris - Pavillon Baltard, Nogent sur Marne, France
2013 Sunday 23 June, Salon B’nai B’rith, - 17, avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75016 Paris, France