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François-Xavier Gbré

Born in 1978, Lille, France

Lives and works in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Overview

Living and working between France and Ivory Coast, this mixed-race Ivorian artist, who grew up in the North of France, faces Côte d'Ivoire's change, economic growth, great urban expansion, and above all vestiges. Step by step, François-Xavier Gbré creates a landscape of his own through a collection of photographs, which reveal hidden aspects of everyday life. The past in Gbré's photographs is foreign and unfinished. United by a methodical, often distanced perspective on architecture and landsca...Read more