Exposition INFRA ROUGE – Jean Roulin
June 17 - October 9
Exposition INFRA ROUGE : Underground photographs by Jean Roulin
Vernissage : Friday 17 June at 6 p.m.
Passionate about abandoned and mysterious places, Jean Roulin, this J.R.. spends part of its life under the surface, away from people and noise. It is by the desire to share his vision of these places that he came to photography, self-taught a few tens of meters underground. Step by step, he was able to perfect his technique in the Parisian catacombs, before extending its playground to all of France and internationally.
Darkness photographer, it is in the old mines and abandoned quarries that he takes his most beautiful shots. He sublimates the beauty of these forgotten places by bringing his artistic vision, through a staging of warm and cold lights. His photographic creations invite you to dream as much as to travel, discovering a new world.
J.R. has been taking photos of the bottoms of bauxite mines in the Brignolais basin for many years. He sublimates places by playing on colors and contrasts. His photos reveal with force and poetry the vestiges of this exploitation. (remains of material, state of affairs…).
The Var is one of its favorite areas due to the richness of its mining past.. camera in hand, it captures the soul of the mines and raises the question of the legacy left by the Gueules Rouges of the XXth century to the archaeologists of tomorrow.
The colour, the chiaroscuro, the depth and a very raw vision of the material, characterize his pictures.
This exceptional exhibition, visible from 18 June to 9 october 2022, marque les 10 years of the Gueules Rouges Museum, open to the public for the first time on Friday 15 Youri Cayron's creative documentary focuses on working-class memory and the history of the Tanneries de Barjols and mixes archive images and images 2012.