Armchairs by Michel Tréhet

The Point of View
Boulevard de la mer


"Michel Tréhet plays with water in two images. One, serene, illustrating the bathing of two horses returning from nowhere. This effect is amplified by a barely perceptible horizon, merging with a flat calm sea. The light is soft, as if subdued by a light box. An exceptional moment for these two riders. The second image is a mirror between the sky and the sea, between black and white. As soon as I spotted this contrast, the moment became obsessive. I waited before it became obvious. The black sky, more and more threatening, was reflected with the white foam of the waves. The symmetry was almost perfect, cut in the middle. These two armchairs, side by side, answer each other. They present the richness that the beach of Deauville offers us every day. What better location than the small terrace of the "Point de Vue", facing the sea."
"The world could have been as simple as the sky and the sea" - André Malraux

Born in 1950 in Le Havre. Painter, art director and photographer. In 1993, he became an independent creative director. At the same time he continues to paint and exhibits in different cities such as Paris, Tokyo and Geneva. Photography has always been linked to the conception of his paintings. He always relies on a photograph to realize his paintings. He has lived in Trouville-sur-Mer since 1997 and is particularly interested in the atmosphere of seaside towns. He released his first series of photographs dedicated to Deauville and Trouville-sur-Mer. His journeys between Paris and Trouville-sur-Mer will give birth to a second series exhibited in 2010 in Deauville: "Flash on the A13". In 2009, he connects his activity of artistic director to photography. He participates each year in the photo festival in Deauville "Planches Contact". In 2014, he creates a series event for this festival where he integrates a Barbie Collector in each of his photos in black and white.

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