While still a student, Pierre Radisic was awarded the 1982 National Photography Prize of Belgium. He works mainly in thematic series, like Portraits de couples, playing with the physical similarities that appear over time on the faces of couples; Pornscapes, a series of carefully laid-out series of shots of landscapes and X-rated photos; or The Man Who Fell to Earth, in which he integrates his standing full-length shadow in the photograph. In Corps célestes, the series featured in the exhibition, Radisic photographed the skin of men and women, then connected the moles and beauty marks with a line on the negative prints – on white skin printed black. The marks look like stars shining in the night sky and the photographer offers us new forms of constellations.
*1958, La Hestre, Belgium, lives and works in Barcelona
PIERRE RADISIC, URSA MAJOR, 1996, DE/FROM: CORPS CÉLESTES, © PIERRE RADISIC