Zoohantus__grattage_sur_photographie__30_x_40_cm__2020.jpg


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.