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PICS" EXHIBITION - DIDIER VAN DER BORGHT

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until04August2024
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📍 Chapel of the Third Order

"Cacti, agaves, aloe veras and yuccas, like all succulent plants, exert an almost immediate fascination on the observer, both through their form and their unprecedented capacity for survival."

This photographic exhibition by Didier Van Der Borght takes us on a macro and chiaroscuro journey into the fascinating world of cacti and succulents. This idea was born in his mind when he noticed their omnipresence in Perpignan, whether on the public domain or in the intimacy of private gardens. Captivated by the variety of forms and species, each more singular than the last, he decided to undertake an artistic project based on these mysterious plants capable of surviving in the worst conditions. This research was carried out in two stages. The first series, PICS 1, explores with fascination their strange beauty and vitality, and the second, PICS 2, is devoted to their inexorable degradation, reminding us that nothing on this Earth is immutable.

The artist's original vision is inspired by medical imagery in the first series, and in the second, a vision close to romanticism that apprehends the ephemeral nature of all life, however robust it may be. Didier Van Der Borght has chosen to work in black and white and macro for an artistic approach deliberately reminiscent of the medical sphere of electron microscope images or radiology techniques.
radiology techniques. Each photograph was taken outdoors in natural light, plunging us into an unusual world of sharp contrasts and refined, surgically precise details.

This journey into the infinitely small world of plants invites us to introspect on the nature of all life, which, deprived of water, can no longer sustain itself. A reflection that is more topical than ever if we compare it with the problems caused by climate change.

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  • Until August 04, 2024 from 10:30 to 18:30
    Opening days: Every day

PICS" EXHIBITION - DIDIER VAN DER BORGHT

Place de la Révolution Française 66000 PERPIGNAN

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