On the verge of visible and invisible and within the aesthetics of discretion, sebastien arrighi observes the landscape that fits into a indefinite continuity of resemblances that keeps a world alive and substitutes itself to the idea of its unity. He explores landscapes in front of his door just as he explores far away lands, where he questions the burst of premature remains, enigmatic figures of our contemporary landscapes.
Sébastien Arrighi was born in 1992 in Ajaccio, South Corsica.
He lives and works in Aix-en-Provence. Graduated with honors of the Aix-en-Provence Graduate School of Art, he was supported by the DRAC in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region through a cultural grant in 2018. Winner of the Extinction Prize launched by Urbanautica in 2019, he has also been represented by the Sintitulo gallery in Mougins since 2018. He teaches photography at ESAAIX’s public workshops.
Whether it’s obvious landscapes or enigmatic scenes, Sébastien Arrighi’s images apprehend reality differently. Thus, the strange corporality that is specific to the mist or streaks of the outdoors, makes up the profound and intimate content of his photographs. Tension and desire result in objects, pieces of landscapes, which thought can sometimes express. It’s about anonymous and opaque relations that occur beyond words, without names. Covered and masked relationships. Just like parallel universes that communicate and eventually mingle together, following geological shifts that would have finally disrupted the order or memory of the times.
2019:Correspondence – solo exhibition presented in Fotofever, Paris by the Sintitulo I Silent show, first solo exhibition at the sintitulo gallery I 2018: Camera Camera, international salon of video and contemporary art (sintitulo gallery); Paysage & Virtuel, 13e Rencontres Euro-Méditerranéennes Volubilis, Avignon I 2017 : Supervues, Hotel Burrhus, Vaison-la-Romaine, invited by “La Compagnie, lieu de création” I 2017 : Une femme a accouché d’une sphère, La Compagnie, Marseille I 2016 : Symphonie Urbaine, ESAAix, FBAUP & Image de Ville, Bibliothèque Méjanes, Aix-en-Provence I 2015 : Soigner les formes, 3ème symposium douleur, éthique, et soins palliatifs, centre hospitalier du pays d’Aix I 2015 : La première fois, festival du premier film documentaire, présentation d’un court métrage, Aix-en-Provence I Oops i did it again, Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-provence I 2013 : Eniarof, fête foraine numérique, Aix-en-Provence.
2018-2019: Corsica Luce, creative residence, Nonza
2018: Grant for artistic project, DRAC-PACA
2018: Landscape and The Virtual, 13th Euro-Mediterranean Meetings Volubilis, Avignon
2016: Assistant to the editing-photography workshop at ESAAix
2020 – Contest finalist: “Extinction. The world Without Us” with publication in a collective book and a group exhibition in the USA (2020).
2019 – Urbanautica, Shortlisted at the “Sacred International Photo Contest. The Experience of Beyond.”
2020: Extinction. The World Without Us, a collective book published by Urbanatutica, USA.
2018: Simile, Volubilis editions
2016: “Floraison Particulère”, editions The ESAAix collection
2013: “Les 36 bleus”, editions The ESAAix Collection
2017: DNSEP – magna cum laude, ESAAix (video photography option), Aix-en-Provence.
(Erasmus, grant for editorial policy and photography under the tutelage of Gilbert Fastenaekens, ERG Brussels).
2015: DNAP – magna cum laude, ESAAix (photo-video option), Aix-en-Provence
2012: BTS – product design, ESDAC from Aix-en-Provence.
2009: BACCALAURÉAT – L option Art series, Laetitia Bonaparte High School, Ajaccio.
Selection of works
on our website
Main series of works.
Sebastien Arrighi’s “Correspondence” series was shortlisted among the best projects presented in the “Sacred the Experience of Beyond” competition initiated by Urbanautica, USA.
Sebastien Arrighi’s work published in”Extinction. The World Without Us” – Book now available from the publisher
Sebastien Arrighi’s “Shivers” series is published in the collective book “Extinction. The World Without Us” by Urbanautica, USA. The book brings together the work of some 30 photographers and includes almost 200 pages of international photography, on the serious subject of the extinction of the human species.
8/11 – 10/11/2019
Caroussel du Louvre, Paris
For its first participation in fotofever the gallery sintitulo presents the recent work of Sebastien Arrighi. The booth is conceived from the brand new series of images, Mirage/Correspondance, mainly dedicated to the Corsican landscape.
More announcements and events with Sebastien Arrighi
In this interview first published on the website “Galerie Photo”, Henri Peyre dialogs with the artist about his approach of photography.
There is only photography to give the immediate pleasure of images this ability to connect by some point our gaze and our body to a radical but elusive divergence, a warm and different way of apprehending reality.
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