Christian Nze (°1971, Brazzaville) is an artist who mainly works with photography.
By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, Nze creates intense personal moments..
His photos are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Space and landscape are examined in l ess obvious ways and sometimes developed in mystic ways. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, he focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting. His works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By applying abstraction, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. His works don’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. Christian Nze currently lives and works in Vire.
Group exhibitons: June 2003: Biennale de la photographie de Flers (France) De la Contemplation - March 2004 Art School of Nîmes (France) - September 2004 Luxun Academy (China) - Febuary 2005 Genève ( Switzerland) March 2005 : Urbanité - Mezzara Space Paris (France) Febuary-march 2010: "plastic camera workII" at Rebus works gallery (U.S.A., raleigh) Nov -dec 2015 :Atelier Ph7
Solo Exhibitions: October-November 2002 : Esprit de Fleurs - Atelier pH7 - Bruxelles (Belgium) March-april 2007 : Terres Humides - Atelier pH7 - Bruxelles (Belgium) June-August 2008: Still Life - Flers Library (France)
Workshop and conferences: 2004: Art School of Nîmes 2006: Mois de la photo du bocage normand 2008-2011 Children Photographic atelier - Flers (Orne)
Books and articles Portfolio in « Double Exposure » USA: still life portfolio (at the age of darkness) Dark chamber II - Featured 4 Seascapes What comes after - Featured « Teeter tooter » and seascapes Flower folio in Chasseurs d'images