‘Pile-Poil’ by Berlewen Jolixor

By on March 7, 2016

Berlewen-Jolixor-Books-portraitName: Berlewen Jolixor
Hometown: Lyon, France
Resides: Saint Genis Laval, France
Profession: Restoration of historical monuments, painter, decorator
Hobbies: Tai chi, sci-fi, biking, photography
Hipstographer since: 2012
Year of Birth: It’s a jubilee this year!

Favorite Combo:  Lowy  +  Blanko 1 
Favorite Lens:  Lowy 
Favorite Film:  Love 81 
Favorite Flash: The sun

"The title of this series, "Pile Poil" refers to one of those untranslatable French expressions meaning "on point" or "on the mark". "Pile" comes from "heads-or-tails" when tossing a coin and "[au] poil" is attributed to the XIXth century portraitists who were meant to reproduce the faces of people “without a hair (poil) out of place”… The fusion of both indicates a notion of extreme precision.
In this series, the bristles of the brushes are inhabited by all sorts of small animals. The animals seem to be living in perfect harmony within their fuzzy habitats, depicting our everyday lives on another scale, a journey into the minuscule!
This had led me to fall in love with a duster (the giraffe picture)."

Berlewen Jolixor



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