Thursday, 8 March 2012


Young Swiss photographer Cyril Porchet's final year show included this awesome series of the most opulent Baroque church alters he could find in Spain, Austria and Germany.  His intention was to explore the seductive power of display. What is extraordinary is how much you lose all sense of perspective and depth, such is the overabundance of detail.  I like how the odd feature confuses all the more; like the red rope of the ornamental light in the image above for instance which neatly splices the image in half.  He has since exhibited the work in various places around Europe. I could pore over these for hours and hours.  Cyril Porchet

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