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PHILIPPE JUSFORGUES

There’s rather a ‘freakshow’ quality to much of Philippe Jusforgues’s photomontages. What appear at first glance to be formal portraits or family snapshots have been manipulated, sometimes to create a subtle change, other times to form grotesque faces that look like the results of a scientific experiment that’s gone badly wrong. He discovered a rich source of material when he came across a suitcase full of old family photographs, and he uses a mixture of drawing and collage: ‘I work with pictures. Sometimes I “attack” them directly with ink, but collage is the most recurring method. Collage wasn’t part of my artistic culture, ...

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