November 28, 2018
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Kathleen Meier is a French artist who uses photographic medium. She learned photography in the artistic school École de Condé Nancy where she was graduated in 2014. Her work is about human psychology. She explores our subconscious and reveals how our experiences, culture and education lead our feelings. She calls our imagination as we have a full part to play in her photographs. In 2015, Meier released her first book Hostilités Sourdes at ARP Editions.

Huis clos

The series confronts us to a suggestive confinement. What happens in us when we are faced into a desperate situation? What do we feel when we have no longer a connexion with the outside world? The disorientation and the contact loss with the outside put us into a physical and mental isolation and can lead us in a conscious or subconscious way to modify, perhaps to alter, our relationship with the external reality. This maze slowly conduct us into a mental illness.

Hostilités Sourdes

My project involves the narrative potential in the photography, in order to create the experience of a moment frozen in time in the viewer, like a freeze between two images on a film, something that will happen or just happened. However, these are still images and there is no any kind of human presence. We then feel a tension in the photographs, our imagination awake, call on our personal culture, our emotions, our experiences, in an attempt to understand what is happening and to set up a possible story, a scénario to the photo.

Featured image: Kathleen Meier – Self-portrait
All images courtesy of the artist. © Kathleen Meier

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2012LATITUDE ATTITUDE: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2012Aesthetics of Neo-Realism Invitational Exhibiton of Chinese Oil Painting Masters Tiajing Western Art Museum, Tianjing, ChinaGroup
2011Li Guijun Solo Exhibition Can Art Center, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2011Images of Women IX Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2010Classic·poetic - The Exhibition of Selected Chinese Oil Paintings I Triumph Art Space, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2009China Realism National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, ChinaGroup
2009Journey. Painting Mood- Cross Strait Oil Paintings ExhibitionChina Academy of Art Museum, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2007RE-collection,A Retrospective Look at 15 Years of Art & Vision, Schoeni Art Gallery's 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery, HongKongGroup
20074th Annual China Neo-Realism Group Exhibition National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, ChinaGroup
20063rd Annual China Neo-Realism Group Exhibition National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, ChinaGroup
20052nd Annual China Neo-Realism Group Exhibition National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, ChinaGroup
2004Li Gui Jun Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong KongSolo
20041st Annual China Neo-Realism Group Exhibition National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, ChinaGroup
2002Li Gui Jun Paintings from 1993-2002, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2002Beijing Inaugural Exhibition Schoeni Art Gallery, Beijing, ChinaGroup
1999Age of Dream Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong KongSolo
1996Opening the Door to the World of Li Gui Jun Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong KongSolo
1995Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition - From Realism to Post-modernism Galerie Theoremes, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
1993Second Annual Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition China Arts Gallery (today the National Art Museum of China, NAMOC), Beijing, ChinaGroup
1992The 20th Century - China, China Arts Gallery (today the National Art Museum of China, NAMOC) Beijing, ChinaGroup
1986Works by Beijing Young Artists Association Exhibition China Arts Gallery (today the National Art Museum of China, NAMOC), Beijing, ChinaGroup