Notably known for his portraits of artists, collected in the book Visages de l’écrit edited by La Renaissance du Livre and published in many publications, Pierre Houcmant taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Liège.
The photographer spontaneously rallied to what is known as creative photography, which took off in the early 1980s. It was a departure from reportage, from documenting, and advocated studio photography as an act of creation, invention and imagination.
From reportage to pure graphic research, the two exhibitions invite you to immerse yourself in the dense and scattered work of the Liège-based photographer.
La SPACE will bring together a series of works produced in a studio, including his latest work : a disturbing series on fraternal twins entitled Faux-semblants where the same child disguised as himself is presented twice in the same image. Splendour of the trompe-l’oeil. Absolute mastery of illusion (Patrick Roegiers)