Jean-Pierre Sudre

Press: PHOTOGRAPH, January  4, 2020 - Michael Wilson


January 4, 2020 - Michael Wilson

There’s an enticing aura of mystery to the work of French photographer Jean-Pierre Su- dre (1921–97), the obscurity of his technique and the abstract cast of his imagery mirroring each other to produce a singular and highly evocative set of results.

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October 25, 2019 - Loring Knoblauch

In the realm of photographic abstraction, Sudre’s pictures stand out – his mix of processes and experimentation led to works that don’t look like anything else we’ve seen before (or since). Their extremes force us beyond simple admiration of their rhythms and complexities into a grasping search for analogies – their strangeness looks like something else, what exactly we can’t quite say. These are intense photographic expressions, ones whose densely packed mysteries and allusions keep us wondering.

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