Eric Cariou

Eric Cariou

Eric Cariou


    Eric Cariou

    Born in 1972, in the city of Rouen in France, i have learned photography with my father when i was 15 years old, doing black and white photography at this time.

    For many years, i was just using it for holydays memories, but i was already at that time fascinated by the work on line and perspective.

    Ending art histories studies in 1998, i took a film several times without knowing it and so…was quite surprised to see the result…

    I decided to go on exploring this technic, as a pure hobby at the begining, during my travels in Egypt and in France.

    Sometimes, there is 1 hour between several shots on the same film, sometimes 6 months or more, never really knowing what’s on the film when i put it in my camera, just like a game..

    Years after years, the idea came to me to play with symetrical associations of the same cliche, finding there a way to create what i would call « autonomous zones of onirism ».

    At this time i was doing it without digital technics, not very easy, and quite unpredictable.

    Then, digital technic arrived…and made the thing much more easy to deal with, realising myself i could play in a thousand way with the same photography.

    At this time came to me the idea of creating graphical stories with each pictures, adding new levels of meaning to my artwork.

    My artwork is the result of coïncidences, mistakes which at the end are kind of revelations, opening new perspectives, never knowing exactly what i will find at the end.

    Just like life and dreams…and that’s why i go on working with the analogic technic…willing to control as less as possible of this creative process.

    Since few years, i begun to make design and fashion with Shopvida, a very rich and unique experience which takes me sometimes in deepest digital experimentations.

    And since few months now, after exploring landscapes and architecture, i have decided to enter the « human field », making three collaborations with different artists exploring jewlery, callygraphy and yoga…and i have many others projects in mind, book mixing my photographies and poetry of my own, mixing music with my art …and for the rest, futur will tell !

    To end this introduction to my work, i would say my art came to me naturally, years after years, always taking me to unexpected fields of experimentations, many wonderings...and wanderings…following my inner and outter life, guiding me sometimes, often making me loose my way to find a better way of creating…a better way of being…the essence of life i guess…Solve y coagula…The essence of life and art creation… ???



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