Fragments: François-Xavier Gbré

28 November 2014 - 31 January 2015 ABIDJAN

Galerie Cécile Fakhoury is pleased to present the photographic work of Francois-Xavier Gbré in a solo exhibition entitled Fragments.


François-Xavier Gbré explores territories. He is interested in the course, which life restlessly takes before his eyes. Shot after shot, he questions his shifting world. Each image naturally ties to another. Each new composition falls within the extension of a previous one. The search for simplicity is at the core of his work, which brings out the essentials. In the urban confusion, where we sometimes get lost, and throughout his works, the question of our lifestyles, our social interactions and our relation to History, is raised on a local scale, as an echo of universal expression.


On a deeper level, the artist shares with us questions regarding his identity. Highly evocative, his images are similar to a tale or a fable, while their rhythm, like prose, is close to free writing. The exhibition, which echoes his creative process and visual surprises, arouses either comprehension or contemplation, always leaving apparent the imperfection of our humanity.