Discover the exhibition by talented French photographer Lo Kee from June 25th to
at cSPACE (same level as Alliance Française).
Temps faible photographer
Like Raymond Depardon, Henry Cartier-Bresson or André Kertesz who share and shared the love of "temps faible", I am seduced
by the poetry of the mundane. While everyone will understand the meaning of "highlights", "temps faible" is the
opposite. I believe that the absence of a sensational event does not justify the fact of not taking photographs. In fact, I think the
Suggestion as a weapon
In the continuity of this attraction for the mundane, my approach is marked by a self-effacement which translates into distance
with my subjects. The characters, when present, are often so only in shadows, reflections, and silhouettes, regularly crossing the frame
or shot from behind. This serves as a reminder that passage and absence are recurring themes in my work.
My universe has an intense visual signature made of strong contrasts—a play of shadows and of reflections. Fascinated since childhood by chiaroscuro and more precisely tenebrism, I claim a direct influence by the works of Caravaggio or Flemish painters such as Rubens, Vermeer or Rembrandt.
Join us on Saturday July 9th at 10 a.m. via ZOOM to talk with the artist about his work and vision. This is a FREE event. A link will be sent prior to the event.
Consider becoming a member of Alliance Française Calgary and discover many benefits throughout the year ($50 annually). More info here.
LO KEE (born 1989) is a Paris-based French photographer specializing in black and white. After
completing his master's degree from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne university, Lo Kee devoted himself entirely to the practice of
photography in 2015.
In 2017, he was recipient of the ADAGP prize (financial support for an emerging photographer) and the Jean Larivière Prize. The
following year, his work was exhibited for the first time in a gallery and featured prominently in Fisheye Magazine. In 2019, he
received the Prix Coup de Coeur Canon and his works featured in several collective exhibitions abroad. That same year, Lo Kee was
appointed president of the photographic section of France’s prestigious Société Nationale des Beaux Arts (a multi-secular French
association created by Théophile Gautier and Eugène Delacroix).
In 2021, Lo Kee exhibited at the Orangerie du Sénat and, in 2022, completed a creation/exhibition residency in Toronto, Canada.