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Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine
Double Orbit (SIGNED)

Photographs by Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine

Design by Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine

MACK, 2021

Edition of 1,000 signed copies

Embossed singer-sewn hardcover

32 pp., 32 color illustrations

175 x 230 mm

ISBN 978-1-912339-88-4

Item #9401

0.550 9401 EUR 30.00 Add to Cart

While one by one the photographs seem to capture the mundanity of the overlooked urban environment, together they tell a story of how our buildings mirror, and shape, society” – ICON Magazine

Pujade-Lauraine studies the built environment – searching for cryptic symbols to reveal open-ended allegories“ – Aesthetica

Pujade-Lauraine continually points out the strange modernist structures that exist at every turn — minimalist sculpture and brutalist concrete swirl and surround” – photo-eye

Double Orbit invites us into a compact world of ambiguous signs, secret passages and seemingly haunted premises. Exploring the peripheries of large western metropolises, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine's photographs study the built environments that harbour and shape human life, revealing the cryptic symbols etched across their surfaces and embedded in their shadows. The looming forms defy easy categorisation and disconcerting cyphers periodically emerge from a lingering dusk; an oversized key, a black concrete moon, or the illusion of a limitless temple.

Pujade-Lauraine’s photographs depict the mundane details of the urban environment, yet when brought together read like a set of tarot cards – becoming open-ended allegories, their meaning awakened solely in combination. Double Orbit presents an elusive world, whose enigmas seem to emerge independently of the deliberate hands that built it, and which alludes to the oblique mysteries held on the surface of familiar surroundings.