Maïa Flore (France)
Maïa Flore believes in the virtues of a form of photography freed from harsh reality. Reality is only of interest when transfigured. Using herself as a model, or rather as an active subject, she stages poetic, metaphorical and improbable situations. This photography is like Elizabethan poetry! The work is deeply imbued with the characteristics of her anatomy: long red hair, pale skin, but reserved, not at all exhibitionist. The body is a bridge, a tree, an object. It fuses with the world, it breathes, like a rambling tongue. – François Cheval
Maia Flore is a French born artist and photographer, member of VU Agency, represented by Esther Woerdehoff gallery.
Her approach fits into a research of coincidences between reality and her imagination. Her world is a complete fabrication in form of touching and enchanting narrations, even surrealistic.
She is exposed in both solo and group shows in international shows (USA, France, Spain, Italy, UK, Denmark, Japan, China, Brazil…)
In 2015, she wins Le prix HSBC pour la photographie and published her first monograph at Actes Sud Editions.
She is one of the French photographer to follow according to the Time and she was part of the PDN’s under 30 best photographers by Photo District News in 2016.