Martin d’Orgeval: Sur Face

Trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)


This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2020.

ISBN: 9783958297005 Category:

Erri De Luca


In Sur Face Martin d’Orgeval captures lyrical details of everyday surfaces, small visual miracles that we might otherwise miss. Whether it is paint splattered on a road, a dirt-covered windshield, a hushed heap of snow or delicate folded paper forms defined in strong light, d’Orgeval’s focus is on patiently accumulating, in Erri De Luca’s words, a “collection of visions” that reveals the extraordinary in the mundane. “But where does he see such things ?” continues De Lucca, “In what sort of place do these photographs exist? I’ve roamed this world for longer than him and I’ve never found the like-nothing to remind me of what these surfaces display. They are statements of matter revealing itself to him, saying: I am this. Yet it is said only to him, to the apple of his eye.”

Here are found revelations: they are given to an artist who inscribes matter with light.Erri De Luca

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 26.5 x 33 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 October 2020
Number of pages 72
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Erri De Luca
Dimensions 26.5 x 33 cm
Weight 300 g
Martin d'Orgeval was born in 1973 in Paris, where he still lives and works. His photography has been exhibited at institutions including the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; La Monnaie, Paris; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris; Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; LACMA, Los Angeles; and at Galerie Hussenot, Paris; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Adamson Gallery, Washington; and Pace Gallery, Beijing. He participated in the two last large exhibitions curated by Jan Hoet, "Middle Gate Geel' 13" (2013) and "De Zee (The Sea)" (2014). D'Orgeval's books with Steidl include Touched by Fire (2009) and The Soul (2010).