Artists > Fabien Charuau
Many of my projects take place mainly in small town India: places on the periphery of nearly everything, but where I contend most Indian visual mainstream culture is shaped.
The other preoccupation of my research is to make sense in this digital age of the profusion of images generated every single second by humans and machines. I have found and identified images that survive and float on top of this tsunami. They are mainly disconnected from their creators and their places of origin: they exist because they have to.
The auto-generation of images through the Internet or modern visual technologies is fascinating and, for me, very spiritual. I posit that visual machines have an inherent poetry, the sheer pressure of the statistics helps to reveal it.
C & L Shows
14 August - 26 September
Chatterjee & Lal is excited to host Fabien Charuau’s major solo exhibition, showcasing works that he has created over the past four years.
The artist focuses on the materiality of digital images and, in particular, their auto-generation, both still and moving, by code-based processes.
The conceptual underpinnings of the exhibition relate to contemporary life in India, including the expression of intimacy amongst young adults, and the manner in which devotional practices have moved online.
Selected Solo Shows:
2015 A Thousand Kisses Deep, Chatterje & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2013 Ways of the Road, Alliance Française de Delhi during the Delhi Photo Festival, New Delhi, IN
2010 The Great Unwashed, Matthieu Foss Gallery, Mumbai, IN
Selected Group Shows:
2014-15 Spheres 7, Gallerie Continua, Paris, France
2014 Galerie Duboys, Paris, France
2013-14 Spheres 6, Gallerie Continua, Paris, France
2013 Spheres 6 – overview, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2012 Dératisme#44 – ANASTASIE, Online show curated by Joël Riff
2011 Exchanging Glances, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, IN
2011 Photojournalists III, Galerie de l’Instant, Paris, France
2009-10 Photojournalists II, Galerie de l’Instant, Paris, France
2013 United Art Fair, New Delhi, IN
2013 Les Rencontres de la photographie de Lorient, Galerie Le Lieu, Lorient, France
2011 India Art Summit, New Delhi, IN
2010 Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2009 Voices off, Festival of Arles, Arles, France
2014 Ecole Intuit Lab, Mumbai – Lectures on photography theory: semiotics, aesthetics and the different genres of photography.