Jason Robinson founded the Podgorny Robinson Gallery in 2015. First located in Paris, it will then settle in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, which has long been the stronghold of many great artists of the 21st century. In the heart of an idyllic setting and a stimulating artistic heritage, Jason Robinson accompanies both renowned artists and young creators in the development of their projects. At Photo London 2022 the gallery presents works by Jean-François Jaussaud and Arik Levy.
The French photographer Jean-François Jaussaud met Louise Bourgeois in New York in 1994 and came back to see her several times until 2006. From these meetings resulted a series of photographs taken between Louise Bourgeois' apartment in Chelsea and her studio in Brooklyn. Very rarely shown to the public, these images explore the intimacy of this 20th century art monument. From portraits to studio views full of iconic works, through the library or the bedroom, each photo is a piece of a puzzle trying to reveal the contours of an elusive artist.
In the middle of Jean-François Jaussaud's photographs sits a sculpture by Arik Levy. Made of polished steel and showing a falsely precarious balance, its many facets reflect a fragmented environment. Crowned by all these intimate portraits of Louise Bourgeois, this work offers an additional reflection on an artist whose psyche, as much as metal and marble, was the main material.