Eric Manigaud

Portrait Clinique #9

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Portrait Clinique #9
Eric Manigaud
Portrait Clinique #9
2010
Pencil and graphite on paper
179 x 133 cm

Eric Manigaud’s drawings reproduce archival photographs on a scale proportionate to the artist’s body, so that his works occupy physical space in a way rarely associated with the photographic image: these are images that exist in our space, and must be negotiated physically. Manigaud’s choice of subject has bodily connotations too: images taken from the State Care and Medical Facility in Weilmünster, in which physically and mentally ill Jewish patients were forcibly sterilised or starved under the Nazis, foreground the human subject as locus of twentieth-century horror.


     
 


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