“Fissures, cracks, dust, smeared fingerprints. Taken out of their context, these screens carry the stigmata of their daily use value.” This is how Hélène Bellenger describes her Screenshot series. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray’s Élevage de poussière (Raising Dust), she became curious about the materiality of monitors, especially the dust deposited on them. This idea led her to make conceptual chiaroscuro images of stellar luminosity.
An iconographic artist and photographer, Bellenger holds a law degree, a double degree in art history and film history, and a Master’s Degree from the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles. Her work is the result of the reappropriation and capture of images extracted from her own temporal, spatial and digital contemporaneity. A winner of the Dior Photography Award for Young Talents, she is regularly invited to show her work in solo and group exhibitions.
*1989, lives and works in Marseille