Ruins

Jérôme Nadeau


Exploring notions of disintegration, disappearance, and decay, Jérôme Nadeau’s practice is concerned with externalizing typically unseen production processes. He is interested in the poetic language of abstraction and the inherent qualities of the photographic medium. His destructive gestures, which manipulate photographic surfaces, rupture conventionality. Ruins features works made using a technique that extracts the ink and dyes from an image printed on chromogenic paper, which is then transferred onto a sheet of undeveloped photographic paper. The painterly quality of his images is deceptive: as the surfaces are not fully processed, the images change over time, adopting a narrative dimension.