Richard Pak

Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0862)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0842)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0858)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0837)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0889)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0901)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0939)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0947)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
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Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0965)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 0956)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 30 x 40 cm

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Les fiancés
Sans titre (# 1017)
Place: Napoli
Year: 2010

Archival pigment print Fine Art
on Hahnemühle paper

Size: 15 x 20 cm

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Pursuit
Rowan Oak
Place: U.S.A.
Year: 2003

C-print on Kodak Professional
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Pursuit
Prom Nite
Place: U.S.A.
Year: 2003

C-print on Kodak Professional
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Pursuit
Vegas
Place: U.S.A.
Year: 2003

C-print on Kodak Professional
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Pursuit
BBQ
Place: U.S.A.
Year: 2003

C-print on Kodak Professional
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Pursuit
Carie
Place: U.S.A.
Year: 2003

C-print on Kodak Professional
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Untitled
Great Britain
Year: 2002

Vintage silver gelatin print
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Boys in white
Great Britain
Year: 2000

Vintage silver gelatin print
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
The disparition
Great Britain
Year: 2000

Vintage silver gelatin print
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Untitled
Great Britain
Year: 2000

Vintage silver gelatin print
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Untitled
Great Britain
Year: 2002

Vintage silver gelatin print
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Untitled
Great Britain
Year: 2001

Vintage silver gelatin print
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Southend girls
Great Britain
Year: 2002

C-print on Kodak Endura Pro
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Great Britain
Year: 2002

C-print on Kodak Endura Pro
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
The Pier
Great Britain
Year: 2002

C-print on Kodak Endura Pro
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Take away
Great Britain
Year: 1999

C-print on Kodak Endura Pro
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Dreamland welcomes you
Untitled
Great Britain
Year: 2000

C-print on Kodak Endura Pro
hand-made by the artist

Size: 24 x 30 cm

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Étude IV
2021

Pigment inkjet print
on 110 g Awagami Kozo Japanese paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Étude V
2021

Pigment inkjet print
on 110 g Awagami Kozo Japanese paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Étude VI
2021

Pigment inkjet print
on 110 g Awagami Kozo Japanese paper

Size: 20 x 26,5 cm

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Images Michael Ackerman Morten Andersen Luca Anzani Martin Bogren Lorenzo Castore Cristina Ferraiuolo Adam Grossman Cohen Richard Pak

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Multidisciplinary artist born in France in 1972.
Photography is his main medium, to which he also associates video and storytelling.
Since his first works he has been interested in representing intimacy in the private and public sphere.
From 2003 to 2009 he spent long periods in the United States where he shared the daily life of those he photographed, breaking free from the boundary between the viewer and the observed, from the inside and the outside.
With Je ne croirai qu’en un Dieu qui danse he chooses emotion as the theme of his works to question the dynamics between the crowd and the individual through a process of accumulation and seriality.
The Les Fiancés series also questions the intimacy experienced in public space.
In 2014, during an artistic residency, he spends a year meddling in the daily lives of ‘not exactly alike’ twin brothers. The series (photography, video and narration) addresses the theme of normality and society’s gaze on those on the margins.
Although the common thread of his artistic research is to observe how his contemporaries live and represent their ‘struggle for life’, he is also interested in the photographic landscape.
In 2016 he began an anthology on the island space of which La Firme is the first chapter. The series takes us to Tristan da Cunha, the most isolated inhabited territory in the world, an attempt of ‘eutopia’ dating back two centuries.
His photographs are part of public and private collections, including that of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
He regularly exhibits in France and abroad.

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Les frères-pareils

It was at the media library that I met Gilles, then Eric. Or maybe it was the other way round. With their messy hair, old-fashioned clothes and plastic bags in hand, the twins’ look is bound to attract attention. Everyone in Corbeil-Essonnes seems to have known them forever. It’s bullshit: nobody knows them. They’re as crazy as their jumpers, that’s for sure. But the few brave people who have approached them have all been struck by their insatiable artistic curiosity. Not to mention their rock culture, which makes you dizzy. They were generous enough to let me into their lives for the duration of my residency. During almost a year of seeing each other, a mutual trust and attachment was established. They let me photograph just about anything I wanted. Initially the subjects of the photographic series, they gradually became the models and accomplices.” R.P.

PURSUIT

A collection of photographs taken 2003-09 over much of the United States.

The title, Pursuit, echoes the Declaration of Independence of the U.S. refering to the right of everyone to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. The scope to which the author has chosen to focus is double with one side of the American middle class that lives the American dream and the other left behind who aspire to this account same ideal, but without ever reaching it. In parallel to the photographic series the author has transcribed his account of his meetings.

By confronting his imagination and experience, Richard Pak turns to the field of fiction to deliver a vision that is both cynical and full of empathy for one idealized country.