Gaetan James

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Nothing is more difficult to see than what is right in front of us. Everyday life is elusive, because we live it out of habit, without thinking and often without questioning. Gaetan James observes these acts: the quiet conversations, a drunk pissing in the corner, the stolen kiss, the exchange of envelopes, a lovers’ tiff or a secret meeting.

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James purposefully seeks out the insignificant or hidden gestures of life. At any given time everything appears as it should be, yet through the eyes of this visual gastronome, life’s narrative is coated with a sheen of the surreal. And a fleeting moment that could easily be overlooked, and thus lost, is frozen in time, traced and captured through the delicate art of a paper cut.