KAUNAS PHOTO 2015 » Matthieu Gafsou

Matthieu Gafsou “Only God Can Judge Me”

© Matthieu Gafsou

© Matthieu Gafsou “Only God Can Judge Me”

Matthieu Gafsou spent more than a year immersed in the lives of drug addicts. His photographs reveal the night, the moral abandon, and an altered reality. The portraits are noble, picturesque, far from the clichés the subject attracts; they reside alongside still lifes, allegorical landscapes, and abstractions. Together, they evoke a dark and poetic world where the function of photography is to render things as fantasy rather than to explain them.

 Matthieu Gafsou (CH, 1981) lives and works in Lausanne, Switzerland. After university education (master of arts in philosophy, literature and cinema), he studied photography at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey. Since 2006 he participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and published four books. He received in 2009 the famous “Prix de la fondation HSBC pour la photographie” and was selected in 2010 in the exhibition reGeneration2. Since 2012 he teaches at the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL). In 2014, he has is first solo show in aworld-class institution, The Musée de l’Elysée with the Only God Can Judge Me series.

Matthieu Gafsou exhibition “Only God Can Judge Me” opening at “POST” gallery (Laisvė av. 51 a.) September 4 6:00 p.m. Exhibition will be on display till September 20.
Open: II – V 12.oo a.m. – 7.oo p.m.;  VI 13.oo a.m.- 6.oo p.m.