13 - 16 November 2014

Chris Boïcos Fine Arts was part of the first edition of Fotofever, the new Paris photo fair, at the Espace Cardin in 2011 and also at the Brussels edition in 2012.

For the 2014 edition of Fotofever the theme of our stand will be "Collage".
We will be exhibiting photographic collages by three gallery artists :

Jorge Rodriguez de Rivera
Douglas Stapleton
Vivian van Blerk

Place : CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE - 99 rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris
Métro : Palais-Royal/Musée du Louvre

Private view by invitation only on Thursday 13 November 2014, from 5 to 10 pm
For free invitations for Thursday and Friday, please contact Chris Boïcos at

Friday 14 November : 10am - 8pm
Saturday 15 November : 10am - 8pm
Sunday 16 November : 10am - 7pm

Collage was first used in the art world in the early 20th century in the work of the Dada artists and the Surrealists (Ernst, Haussmann, Höch, Bayer...). Classic collage is still important in the contemporary art scene despite the advent of new digital techniques for the compilation and transformation of photographic images like Photoshop.

Our artists will be presenting photographic collages in three distinctive techniques :

Jorge Rodriguez de Rivera : Collage of figures, plants, animals or still lives, cut out from illustrations of art magazines and the French auction house magazine, the Gazette de Drouot, pasted on to photographs of urban landscapes taken by the artist.

Douglas Stapleton : Collages of images of works of art - sculptures and paintings - cut out from old art history books and magazines, assembled and juxtaposed in strange or witty configurations against a neutral background.

Vivian van Blerk : Black and white photographic prints by the artist are re-photographed in combination with found objects, sculptures and architectural models, also made by the artist, in his studio. The resulting single photographic negative of assembled and juxtaposed elements is then hand tinted in brilliant and artificial colors and printed.

One of our objectives in this exhibition is to demonstrate the ongoing importance, indeed renaissance, of mechanical and manual techniques in contemporary photography despite the advent of the digital age.

Stapleton - Salacia 2014
Collage on paper 32.4 x 20 cm
Rodriguez de Rivera - La galerie des cactus antiques 2013
Collage on photography 30 x 40 cm
van Blerk - Into the World : La Course 2009
c-print edition of 9
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