175 x 220 cm
© ADAGP, Paris, 2010.
The vegetable kingdom is another recurrent motif in Eric Poitevin’s photography. With its network of branches rising to the sky like giant tentacles, this tree shot from below epitomizes the contradicting forces of life (the vital upward thrust of the trunk) and death (the bare branches) that are present in all his works. What may also be read into this shot is the photographer’s desire to capture a moment suspended in time when a concrete image hovers on the verge of abstraction.
Text : Carole Vantroys.
Translation : Pamela Hargreaves.