Frédéric Lefever

Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie

IN HIS RECENT WORKS, Frederic Lefever, a photographer born in Belgium in 1965, presents a journey through a nostalgia-tinted universe. The cohesion among these color photographs, printed matte, whose various formats are so precisely calibrated with respect to their compositions, resides in an objective gaze free of indulgence, as well as in the love of form and structure that animates each of these images.

Lefever's work encompasses both a geographical trajectory through the towns of French, Belgian, and Italian provinces and a quasi-ethnographic investigation into a world and way of life that are clearly obsolescent. In small works matted inside the frame, he shows the storefronts of shuttered shops—closed or for sale—and small, more or less dilapidated summerhouses; doors, windows, and tiled interiors geometrically structure the images and emphasize their composition. Large-size

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