« If we have many representations of justice, all full of symbols - there a scale, elsewhere the architecture of a palace, further on a sword -, we have only few images of it. Is it not often said that justice is "faceless"? What we lack are visions whose meaning is open, whose forms are unusual, whose words are silent. Descriptive parcels that do not so much claim to speak of justice as to evoke its unspeakable presence in the depths of our being through a detail, an atmosphere: images to attest to an imaginary. Justice had representations, so Thomas Klotz usefully adds images. »
Thomas Klotz keeps away from any documentary ambition to leave room for the raw power of the plastic gesture, privileging color, the effort of abstraction, the highlighting of textures as well as looks. Justice is exposed, in its very notion rather than in its functioning or its backstage.
Founded in 2011, the Clémentine de la Féronnière gallery and publishing house were created with the will to support the work of its photographers on a long term basis. The gallery represents James Barnor, FLORE, Peter Mitchell, Anne Rearick and Guillaume Zuili. Based on the Ile-Saint-Louis in Paris, the gallery hosts an average of five exhibitions per year and has quickly found its place among major international photography fairs.
The Maison CF publishing house specializes in the production of photography books, of which Mathieu Kassovitz and JR’s successful "La Haine", a colour facsimile of the iconic 1990s movie’s screenplay, is a recent example.
Finally, the gallery works actively with French as well as foreign museums to acquire and exhibit the works of its artists, such as James Barnor, whose work it represents and whose archives it manages.
Mikiya Takimoto • Munem Wasif • Anne Rearick • John Myers • Peter Mitchell • Gilles Favier • Adrien Boyer • James Barnor • Marco Barbon • Malick Welli • FLORE • Guillaume Zuili • Tony Ray-Jones • Frédéric Stucin • Thomas Klotz