Imaginary Doors in Paris

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

Paris-based artist Jonas LeClasse’s Imaginary Doors (And the People Who Pass By Them) is as simple as it is beautiful. Amidst the continuous grit and grime of dirty, graffiti-filled urban walls in St. Dennis—a working-class Parisian suburb—LeClasse draws doors using chalk, provoking viewers to slow down and reflect. He then invites viewers to pause for a portrait with the “door.” Perhaps it is a gateway of sorts, a simple delineation of inside and outside, or the fact that the portrait always captures the subject within a double-frame (outside of the the door yet inside of the picture). In any case, LeClasse achieves poetry using subtle architectural gestures.

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

All photos by Jonas LeClasse. [Via Wooster Collective.]

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

Imaginary Doors. (Jonas LeClasse)

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