erick soler: I found you

© Erick Soler, 2009

The recollection of how, when and where it all happened became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio. I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn’t write you, but I found you.

© Erick Soler, 2009

© Erick Soler, 2009

© Erick Soler, 2009

© Erick Soler, 2009

© Erick Soler, 2009

Erick Soler is a French artist based in Lyon where he lives and works. He graduated in architecture in 1983 from La Martinière in Lyon and one year later in 1984 in arts from Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Perpignan. He meticulously plays with photography, video and 3D installations that link strongly to fashion as well as memory, recollection, belief, mystery, desire and dreams. Soler also works as an image and brand consultant within fashion industry in France and Switzerland. He also had a successful 10 year career in fashion design for which he received many awards. He was born in Lyon in 1965.

© Erick Soler, 2009

Images: © Erick Soler, From I Found You series (installation), 2009, to be shown for the first time in Lingering Whispers exhibition that will open on the 6th of May 2010 for one month at Crypt of St Pancras Church London. Lingering whispers is an exhibition comprising over 30 international artists hunting for alternative ways of expression during the current crisis. Art and fashion will merge into one, both stage and catwalk, conscious and subconscious combined where imagination will be celebrated and the pigeonholed eliminated. Contemporary artists, poets, performers, fashion designers and photographers will unite in sharing their unspoken vanities, intoxicating fantasies, illusions, longings, dreams and desires. Lingering Whispers is about experiencing, not inert viewing. Art as a stage rather than four blank gallery walls. A glamorous, exquisite alternative to darkness and gloom. The exhibition is curated by Predrag Pajdic and produced by Virginie Puertolas-Syn.

Quote: Hoagy Carmichael (1899 – 1981)

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