Illusory Landscapes Explored By Benoît Jeannet
Swiss photographer Benoît Jeannet explores themes of illusion, fantasy and representation through a series of works titled “A Geological Index Of The Landscape“.
“Sand, pebble or vapor clouds turn into complete tricks and remind us what a great and wonderful lie photography is.”Created as a commentary on the process of visual discovery, comprehension and oversaturation, the series is made up of abstract landscapes that represent visual fragments of an imagined whole. Jeannet graduated in photography from Lausanne School of Art and Design and the Photography School of Vevey, and his work has since been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Europe, as well as receiving several awards. Speaking of his artistic process, he states, “The photographs taken in the studio simplify to the maximum the elements shown, and push extravagance to a higher level : sand, pebble or vapor clouds turn into complete tricks and remind us what a great and wonderful lie photography is.”