Christophe Canato and the Queensland Center for Photography present the exhibition « Ricochet »
RICOCHET (skimming stones) – 2013
In his new body of work, Christophe Canato is exploring the imaginary of prepubescent boys.
This journey in the adventurous childhood is based on the inspirational contexts of architechtural and creativity, narcissism and mimetism, tribal and ritual.
This photographic series is composed with portraits and still life images. In black background with specific contrast and tones in reference to classical paintings, these photographs are serein and delicat in between real world and fantasies.
© Christophe Canato
The title « Ricochet » in reference with the gamme, skimming stone, as well as the ricochet effect of our souvenirs coming back by flashes or episodes in our adult age.
For the very first time, 3 ...
Ragamuffins - Christophe CanatoPerth is the most isolated metropolis in the world. In the current context of globalisation, this Western Australian capital bears resemblance to our European Materialist societies. This urban environment has inspired the photographer, Christophe Canato, to create a series of photographs entitled ‘Ragamuffins’.
Consumption, possession, ownership, affection, abandonment, globalisation, migration, nomadism, mobility, homelessness and solitude are but a few of the notions explored in Christophe’s body of work.
Ragamuffins is a photographic series of abandoned couches and armchairs throughout the streets of Perth and its surrounding suburbs. This census of objects of near human resemblance is based on the communal theme which focuses on consumer habits and human behaviours in our materialistic society...
Cristophe Canato - HUNTING TROPHIES VOL 1Cristophe Canato’s Insect Bounty
Fremantle Arts Centre from Tuesday, April 7, til Sunday, May 24.
Confronted with the title Hunting Trophies Vol 1, one calls to mind any number of grand-scale stuffed moose-head plaques and bearskin floor rugs decorating the warmly lit salon of a seasoned North American big game hunter. What one doesn’t expect is a series of close-up insect photographs in the light-filled corridors of the Fremantle Arts Centre.
However the title Hunting Trophies, artist Christophe Canato insists, is integral to the work. “There are lots of symbols inside the title. We can imagine these huge things on the wall. It definitely has that idea of something we want to catch and kill and have control over and exhibit as something we’re proud to have killed, but also as something which...