“When Life Imitates Art” Exhibition
On Show


PARISOMA has the pleasure of hosting the "When Life Imitates Art" exhibition by Joel Boucquemont in association with the French American Cultural Society.
Join us as we celebrate the opening of this 3-month exhibition in our open and collaborative space, and enjoy a unique opportunity to meet the artist and explore his work.

Thu, April 20, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

169 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the artist
Joel Boucquemont is a French artist who has made his mark as an eclectic concept artist in the videogame industry in the San Francisco bay area. His personal and professional work has been exhibited in galleries in London (Soho House), Paris (Gallerie Arludik), Chicago (Echo Gallery), San Francisco (Vorpal Gallery), Nolay (Gallerie Esperanto).

About the Photos Presented
"You know how you sometimes see the head of a sheep in the clouds? or Jesus in a piece of toast? Well, I take photographs of those accidental pieces of art for my and hopefully your enjoyment. This series of photographs is a celebration of our innate thirst for wonder, our ability to conjure up stories and drama out of thin air. Out of random paint cracks and other accidental compositions, out of nothing really but our own desire to be awestruck, we find narratives and meaning. Although they are universal in their very nature, it has become clear to me that, as in a Rorschach test, we all project our very own emotions and memories onto their reading. A tiny paint crack on a wall becomes the creepy monster under your childhood bed. A few blemishes on an old car’s hood become a Edo period Japanese depiction of powerful ocean waves or a top view of an exotic archipelago. Because nobody "made" them these pictures are selfless, ego-free and ready to unlock YOUR IMAGINATION. Please enjoy the game!"

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