Christophe Jacrot
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Frenchman Christophe Jacrot is a photographic flâneur in the finest Baudelairean sense. He continuously plunges into New York, Paris, London, or Hong Kong to photograph and bring to light fleeting, everyday moments in their full poetic density and romantic charisma – and he only does this in the rain or snow. The stormier, the more terrible the weather, the more exciting and atmospheric the moment. To discover the beauty of metropolitan life in bad weather, the viewer must first take a plunge into the rain. The pictures will immediately exude a heartbreaking aura, without falling into gloom or sadness. Quite the opposite! Each city glows with its own unique, rainy mood. There is a noticeable difference when the sky cries over Hong Kong versus London, or when it snows in Paris as compared to New York. The rainwater pours down bus windows, creating the ideal surface sheen for light, colors, and reflections of the street. A passerby's elegant, feminine shoe, the sole of which glistens red above wet asphalt – Baudelaire devoted entire love poems to such fleeting moments; Jacrot presents them in perfect pictures. It is precisely these unseen moments in which life reveals all its uniqueness and beauty. The bad weather becomes the ideal bearer of longing and love. Jacrot’s subjects could be from film noir, yet they are intentionally brought to us in color.

Stephan Reisner
1960Born in France
Lives and works in Paris, France

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2014Blizzard, Galerie de L’Europe, Paris, France
2013New York in Black, Galerie de L’Europe, Paris, France
Under the Rain, Artistry, Singapore, Singapore
Winter in Town – New York in Black, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
In the Mood for Rain, Kunst.licht, Shanghai, China
2011The Sound of Rain, Soda, Istanbul, Turkey
Christophe Jacrot, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Christophe Jacrot, Axelle Fine Arts, New York City, USA
2010Christophe Jacrot, Galerie de l'Europe, Paris, France
2008Christophe Jacrot, Little Big Galerie, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2010Contrasting China, Artemiss Contemporary, Hong Kong, China

Books/Catalogs (Selection)

2008Paris sous la pluie, Editions du Chêne

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