Artistide Depres
In her first life, Artistide Despres is a French photographer who teaches photography to high school and college students at an art institute in the Netherlands.

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ArtistIde Despres also known as 'Artée' is a photographer who expresses herself through alternative photographic techniques. A simple wooden box with no lens is her camera. Three plastic boxes, a contact printing frame and a black cloth are her darkroom where she develops, preferably on the spot. The long exposure times required by this technique bring a new vision of things or places, in a contemplation and a reflexion about the things that don’t evolve but slowly. Photography brought back to its magical values, the alchemy of noble metals, silver, platinum blending with ocean tides and eclipses…

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Artist-Ide Despres dite 'Artée' est une artiste photographe travaillant avec des techniques photographiques alternatives. Une simple boite en bois, sans objectif c'est son appareil-photo. Trois boîtes en plastique, un chassis-presse et un drap noir, c'est sa chambre noire où elle développe sur place de préférence. Les longues expositions, que nécessitent les prises de vues, changent le regard sur les choses ou les lieux, en une contemplation et une réflexion sur ce qui n'évolue qu'avec lenteur. La photographie ramenée à ses valeurs magiques, l'alchimie des métaux nobles, l'argent, le platine se conjuguant aux marées et éclipses...

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Artist-ide Despres detta "Artée" è un'artista fotografa che si esprime con techniche fotografiche alternative. Una semplice scatola di legno, sanza obiettivo, è la sua macchina fotografica. Tre scatole di plastica, un telaio-pressa e un telo nero, sono la sua camera oscura dove lei sviluppa, preferibilmente sul posto. I tempi di esposizione lunghi richiesti da questa tecnica, impongono uno sguardo diverso sulle cose o i luoghi, in una contemplazione e una riflessione su ciò che non evolve se non lentamente. La fotografia ricondotta alla sua valenza di magia, l’alchimia dei metalli nobili, l’argento e il platino che si uniscono a maree ed eclissi…

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Exhibitions:

La Galerie (Lem & Timiss) 27 septembre 2007 (CLOSED) - Musée de Sienne 5 janvier 2008 (CLOSED) - Le Jardin de Majorelle (Buy 214, 62, 21) (CLOSED) - Carré Bleu (CLOSED) - Galerie Francane (CLOSED) - Mecen'Art (CLOSED) - Riviera (CLOSED)

19 January 2008

Galerie Anatine

21 March 2008

Tournicoton : 'L'échelle de l'ange' (group exhib.)

6 June 2008

Hallgerda : 'En Trilogue Visuel avec la Nature' (with Joan Horsforth) (CLOSED)

Tournicoton : opening Galerie Artée 2

27 June 2008

Bibliotheque Francophone : 1st price 'Concours d'Art : la lettre et le mot'

13 July 2008

Mecen'Art : 'MOTS A MAUX' (installation for a poem by Nancy Hathaway)

Lily World, Crescent : Installation 'Les Petits Soldats (1)' (CLOSED)

15 July 2008

Ginsberg - The Grand Gallery

9 August 2008

S&S Gallery of Fine Arts, Portabello

20 August 2008

Artée's land, interactive installation 'Les Petits Soldats (2)' (CLOSED)

23 August 2008

Crossworlds, exhibition 'Women Photographers of SL'

27 September 2008

Opening 'Artée's Pinhole Camera' at Burning Life (CLOSED)

20 October 2008

With 20 other artists at the Caerleon 'Stop making sense, dream..!' (CLOSED)

21 November 2008

De l'Ombre à la Lumière - Parc des Arts :

7 December 2008

The New Caerleon - Human Rights on SL

12 December 2008

transfert of "LES PETITS SOLDATS" - Gallery Zeusdinne (CLOSED)

14 December 2008

"Life is a Bowl of..." a multi-artist collaborative conceptual art exhibition, includes my 'dancing for soup bowl' and almost ALL of my favorite artists and friends on SL

1 January 2009

I quit my land for the Caerleon Art Collective...

MY WORK IS AVAILABLE FOR NON-PROFIT EXHIBITIONS

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