200 x 290 mm
Inspired by the Wunderkammer and its particular notion towards the rare, eclectic and esoteric, Oriane Thomasson created ‘Paradis’, where science and art, natural and artificial, come together to produce a new fiction. The collection is a mosaic of photographic work and archival materials, from images she made during her Asian travels, to botanical and mineralogical illustrations. It questions the concept of nature and the myths from Western societies that stem from those. A fictional text woven through the images leads to mysterious and unknown lands. The work is thus an invitation to rediscover nature’s ability to make us imagine, dream, and build new stories.
About the Artist
Oriane Thomasson is a French artist based in Brussels. Through her photographic work, both analogue and digital, she explores the theme of paradise and nature, integrating archives and drawings with her own work. The materiality of the images and what they convey allow her to reflect on our visual imagination and the way these are constructed. Her work was exhibited at Contretype in Brussels, nominated for the Prix Caisse d’Épargne 2021 and part of the collective exhibition À bas Bruit.
About the Publisher
The Eriskay Connection is a Dutch studio for book design and an independent publisher. They focus on contemporary storytelling at the intersection of photography, research and writing.