About the artist
Poitevin’s photographs do not aspire to narrate or to document. They possess a monumentality through the scale of the work and a temporality, while at the same time breathing silence. Light plays hereby an important role. Poitevin isolates the subjects in his photographs by which said subjects become autonomous. At times, light is even the actual subject of his photographs. Light, format, paper, and framing are very important for Poitevin. These components must respond to the intensity and the fragility of each subject represented in the photographs. Born in 1961, Eric Poitevin currently lives and works in Mangiennes.