Christophe Beauregard, France

EXPOSED - France

© Christophe Beauregard, Muse, serie Pentimento, 2011, courtesy EXPOSED
Born in 1966, Christophe Beauregard lives and works in Paris. The graduate from the Beaux-Arts debuted his career by photographing figures from the cultural, artistic and economic world for Le Monde, Libération and Les Inrockuptibles, before moving on to anonymous people in the early mid-2000s. The two-faced and ingenuine sentiments entrenched in our modern society are themes that he explores.

Having exhibited at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2013, his work has also been presented at the Centquatre in 2012 and then in 2016, year when the DRAC (a French regional cultural affairs program) entrusted him a two-year residency.

At Foto Doc’ Collection
Beauregard sheds light on the ordinary passions of anonymous men and women to the world. In this series, the spectator is invited into the protagonist’s tattoo removal process, in their desire to return to this permanent act, a symbol of rebellion in our society.

“Pentimento,” the name of the series, means “repentance” in Italian. The Italian word refers to the process in which a painting is retouched to cover up the traces of previous strokes.