marks the inception of a duality.
This rupture, paradoxically understood
as a fundamental phenomenon of life, is the
foundation of Arnaud’s work as well as a constant in his
own journey. Born in France, with his teenage years in Egypt
he learned to approach his surroundings from a dual perspective.
Photography has been his chief means of expression since a very young age.
His work is rooted in observation and attention, a way of looking at things that puts
up a mirror to the world in all its plurality, as if the objects were looking back at him. His eyes
uncover recollections, lingering images, a sort of residual retinal imprint. He finds balance in sets
of seemingly incongruous forms, order in randomness, patterns in both nature and the city.
His attraction to mega-cities and their entropic development (self-built structures, for instance),
as well as indeterminacy—that which has yet to be decided or defined or defined—
contrasts with his training as an architect.
Arnaud currently divides his time between Mexico City, Cairo, and the French
countryside, where he observes nature from close up and
finds order in the apparent disorder of organic growth, in
movement and the mutable. He sees beauty in the
complexity intrinsic to nature, including our
own human nature.