Raphaëlle Peria

Fluo Bleaching

October 3 - November 7, 2020

Opening Saturday October 3, 4 - 9 pm

For her 2nd solo show, Raphaëlle Peria proposes a set of images around coral bleaching: an alteration of coral pigmentation created by thermal stress. Once the photograph is scratched, they are nothing more than shapes that seem to float out of their devastated natural environment. 

"Gaël Charbau : The series of works that you present at Galerie Papillon shows a new step in your practice, what was its starting point? 

Raphaëlle Peria : At the beginning of the year, I had a project to go to Tahiti to visit an association I'm linked with that tries to save corals by allowing everyone to patronize them. I had to take photos, they are always the basis of my work, to then rework them the way I use to do. The lockdown upset my plans ! So I decided to go around the aquariums [...]" Extract from the interview conducted this summer.