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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Xavier Damon

Dates:  1969 -
Born:  France, Paris
Active:  France
Contemporary French photographer. 
Artist statement: 
think back to the instant after you close your eyelids against the bright summer sun,
or a moment when you catch yourself dreaming with your eyes open ...
our body relaxes and seems to suspend its routine activities.
this is the moment when - quite unexpectedly - a subtler light shapes our view of the world.
our gaze softens and blurs, while our pupil seems to amuse itself just opening and closing.
in these moments of absence the eyes aren't distracted by exactness: colors play together,
forms dance by as the physical world is transformed into emotion. how long will this instinctive
state last before life calls us back, and objects resume their identity ?
with his instant photographs, xavier damon captures these elusive moments ...

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xavier damon 69 rue du fbg st martin 75010 paris 1969 Born in Paris, France Solo exhibitions
2007 agnès b., Paris
2006 Maleeva Raykoff Gallery, Paris
2005 Toomey Tourell Gallery, San Francisco
2004 Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto
2004 Forum des Halles & FNAC Forum
2003 CW Marsens, Lausanne
2002 Gallery 1060, Los Angeles
2002 66balmy, San Francisco
2001 Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto
Juried exhibitions
2006 Salon de Montrouge
2006 Biennale de Cachan
2005 Mac 2005
2003 MOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco
2002 The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent; Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Nothumberland (Touring exhibition curated by the Royal Photographic Society)
2002 Pacifica - Sanchez Art Center (group exhibition juried by Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Artist Merit Award)
Group exhibitions
2007 Ventilo Galerie, Paris
2007 Galerie Vivienne, Paris
2006 Ecart International, Paris
2003 smART Gallery, Munich
2002 Espace Saint Martin, Photobis Festival, Paris
2002 Open Studios at 66 balmy, San Francisco
2002 Focus Gallery, San Francisco
2002 Linc Gallery, San Francisco
2001 Espace Kiron, Paris
2004 Bibliothèque Nationale de France 
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