LAURENT CHEHERE

A trip to the moon

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2018)

Le grand jour

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2018)

Sans concession

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2013)

La grande illusion

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

La blanchisserie

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Trace au mur

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Aveugle

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Game Over

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2014)

Max

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2013)

Hotel du lion d’Or

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Pink

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Cabaret

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2017)

Couscous

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Cinéma

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Rouge

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Harmonie

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

MacDo

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Fire

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Nature Morte

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Le voyeur

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Le ballon rouge

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Le petit Journal

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Le linge qui sèche

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

A vendre

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Gainsbourg

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Dr Pierre

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Show must go on

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2013)

Caravane

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Who are You?

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2014)

The circus

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2012)

Rue disparue

120 x 120 cm edition of 5 // 90 x 90 cm edition of 7 // (2015)
flyinghouses

 

The “Flying Houses” are a surrealistic and poetic vision of old Paris, inspired by Jules Verne, Albert Robida, Moebius, Hayao Miyazaki, William Klein, Wim Wenders, Federico Fellini, Serge Gainsbourg, Marcel Carné, Jean Cocteau and more. These buildings are also inspired by poor and cosmopolitan neighborhood of the French capital where lives Laurent Chéhère. The author isolates these buildings of their urban context and releases them from the anonymity of the street to tell the life, the dreams and the hopes of these inhabitants. The images are photomontage of hundred of elements like roof, windows, gutter, fireplace, characters, antennas, graffiti and sky, captured and assembled afterward like a puzzle. In gallery, the images are shown in large format and let the curious observer to discover details and hiden references of these accurate reconstructions by proposing a double reading, one by far and one closely. The artist uses this distance to propose a different point of view and alert against preconceived ideas and prejudices. All the ingredients are there, the comedy, the drama, the poetry, the darkness, the onirism, the laughter and the tears… everything becomes entangled. The author gives some keys, but these flying houses remain open to the interpretation, it’s finally the people who will make his own way.

Other Artists

THOMAS DEVAUX

EMERIC CHANTIER

ALESSANDRO BOEZIO

DAVID MESGUICH