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
2013Advertising The InvisibleThe Residence Gallery. LondonSolo
2013Mind in transitKnown gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2012I.D.S.TBlock 336. LondonSolo
2011The Ultra Nomadic Def Smith CycleEdel Assanti project space. LondonSolo
2011Community ThunderBlack Mariah Gallery, Cork. IrelandSolo
2011Gone with the wind.Raven Row.LondonGroup
2011Heavens to MergatroydThe Arts Gallery LondonGroup
2011Social cinemaThe residence. LondonGroup
2011Pieced de resistanceMediaMatic. AmsterdamGroup
2010Who’s coat is that jacket you're wearing?Walker’s Tailor, LondonSolo
2010Best in VideoGallery Primo AlonsoGroup
2010.MovPlusnull. LiepzigGroup
2009The All of everythingThe Arts Gallery. LondonSolo
2009Galaxy raysThe Long arm gallery. BristolSolo
2009At HomeMaddox Arts. LondonGroup
2008Where you end, I begin.Hertford road Warehouse. LondonSolo
2008The Twilight SuiteLouise Boulin Institute LondonGroup
2007Future MapThe Arts Gallery, Davies St. LondonGroup
2007Into The Frying PanEspace Uhoda, Liege BelgiumGroup
2006IdentikitTemporary Contemporary, Deptford LondonGroup
2005The Good FightThree Colts Gallery, Bethnal Green LondonSolo