ARTpilo by Gerard Rancinan
Recognized worldwide, the work of Gerard Rancinan is exhibited today in the most prestigious galleries and international museums and is part of the great collections of contemporary art.
During an auction of the house Millon & Associés at Drouot (2008), Gerard Rancinan becomes one of the most highly rated French photographers. He was also named Knight of Arts and Letters. The work of Gerard Rancinan is not comparable to any other. It is part of the world of photography, of which Rancinan makes his life, his means of expression and commitment. But his photograph is not a reflex. It is an instrument of thought, an enlightened look on our time, a recognized inscription in contemporary art.
In this, Rancinan moves away from conventional photography to take a path not solitary but unique. If his photographs are inspired by the reality of our world, they are not mere representations but poetic propositions, fragments of an enlightened vision of our time. Classical inspiration - from Velasquez to Gericault - mixes the influence of encounters with Robert Rauschenberg or Paul Mc Carthy, giving rise to these premeditated photographic acts of which Rancinan holds the secret.
To enter this surprising universe is to accept taking risks, to discover something else, to look elsewhere when everyone looks in the same direction. Each photograph of Rancinan is a punch, fleeing any effect of style. Each of its exhibitions is a destabilizing experience, of which one never emerges unscathed, but always stronger.