Armance Léger (Introduction by), Thibault Hazelzet. Hôtel Casanova, Paris, Éditions Lord Byron, 2020
Edition of 25 numbered and signed copies
A drawing by Thibault Hazelzet is included in each book
Hardcover, 21 x 28 cm, 132 pages
French English edition
Translated in English by Anna Knight
ISBN : 978-2-491901-01-1
Thibault Hazelzet. Hôtel Casanova is the first of the two catalogues published for the eponymous exhibition at Galerie Christophe Gaillard in Paris from June 20 to July 25, 2020. It includes an introduction by Armance Léger.
Thibault Hazelzet (born in 1975) is a French sculptor, painter, photographer and print maker. He's been identified as a photographer for a long time even though his work never seemed to record the world as it appears. His images’ only subjects are paper models, paintings, drawings he created that he then arranges and modifies in the studio during the photo shoot in order to make them less identifiable but mostly very pictorial. Between figuration and abstraction, expressionism and minimalism, primitive and contemporary art, Thibault Hazelzet’s enigmatic constructions border on wild power and pagan spirituality.
Armance Léger is an art historian. She has written articles and essays on artists such as Michel Journiac, Marie-Luce Nadal and Daniel Pommereulle. She’s currently nishing a PhD thesis on the works of Daniel Pommereulle, and she previously graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris after a MFA at the University of Paris at Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the Freie Universität in Berlin.