This field is dedicated to tracking down photography projects, which revolve around a philosopher or have been inspired by his life, an aspect of his work or a specific concept
Monad: [For Leibniz] An in-extended substance, impervious to any external action, but
undergoing internal changes obeying the principles of appetition and perception and
which constitutes the final, simplest element of beings and things (v. entelechy)
Born in Tours in 1979, Mustapha Azeroual is a self-taught photographer of Franco-Moroccan origin, who lives and works between Tours and Marrakech. Trained as a scientist, his work is based on observation and experimentation, confronting the historical techniques of shooting and printing with the contemporary challenges of photography. Questioning tools, processes and media, the artist focuses above all on the viewer’s point of view.
His work consists of an analysis of the photographic medium, focusing on four main areas: the study of light, the question of motif, the study of the recording and reproduction of colour, and the question of the medium. These research themes have given rise to sections of work in which the series become spaces for experimentation.
A permanent resident at La Capsule, Centre de création photographique du Bourget, he joined Fresh Winds at the end of 2015, as part of the Gardur Contemporary Art Biennial in Iceland. He is developing the ELLIOS project, a study of light, in partnership with LESIA (the sun observation centre at the Paris-Meudon Observatory).
His work is represented in France by Galerie Binome (Paris), in Morocco by Galerie MCC (Marrakech) and in the United States until 2020 by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Chicago). https://azeroualmustapha.com/