The photographic works of the artistic pioneer from Luxembourg, Romain Urhausen (1930-2021) are marked by his singular style, a mixture of the French humanist school and the German subjective school of the 1950s and 60s, to which he actively contributed. Often a pretext for formal and poetic exploration, his photographic subjects, tinged with humour, go beyond a classical representation of reality. He brings an experimental, artistic approach to bear on daily life, a man at work, an urban landscape, a nude or a self-portrait.
The subjective aesthetic he learned from Otto Steinert marked his formal language, his way of treating contrasts and composition, but also his way of looking differently at the world. In 2022, the Rencontres d’Arles dedicated a retrospective to him called, In His Time; the catalogue was published by Delpire & Co. Those in Paris will be able to discover his infinitely protean work at Les Douches la galerie, from 6 April through 27 May.
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