While most of the artists who regularly exhibit at the gallery produce "figurative" works, some of them go further in this direction than others – though not because they represent figures more explicitly; and indeed some do not do so at all. The fact is, however, that they all have one thing in common: they represent a way of looking.
This figuration of perception has a long history, whether one looks at the icon, in which, according to Orthodox liturgy, the gaze of God is transformed, or the first "pictures" of the Renaissance, in which looking goes beyond the strict laws of perspective, with the introduction of another dimension, namely physiognomy, or the study of facial expressions.
At the interface between the viewer’s perception and that of the painter or photographer, the image of a reflection can form. This has nothing to do with a play of mirrors, but with the strangeness of an appearance, the instability of an equilibrium, the uncertainty of an event. This image, which might be regarded as "latent", abolishes enunciation, to the point where it seems to be eluding the artist and participating in the constitution of a viewpoint that is outside the frame, outside the field of vision. Bernard Zürcher