Double Mix is a collaboration between two French artists, photographer Denis Darzacq and mixed media artist Anna Iris Lüneman. In this body of work Darzacq’s allusive photography of banal subjects is disrupted by Lüneman’s visceral ceramic abstractions which are literally imbedded in the framed photographs. By grafting these disparate modes together a disorienting play between image and object occurs. These adventurous hybrid works carve out a unique territory between photography and sculpture.
French photographer Denis Darzacq was born and raised in Paris, a city in which he still lives and works today. He started his photographic career following the French rock scene and in 1994 he began a series exploring the nocturnal life of Parisians titled “Only Heaven”, which he exhibited at various photo festivals. In 1999 the French Ministry of Culture commissioned him a body of work on French youth. The interaction between man and urban space and, more precisely, the suburbs became a driving force in his work. Having exhibited extensively throughout France and internationally, his work is also held in both public and private collections including the Pompidou Center, the FNAC (French National Contemporary Art Fund), the Nicéphore Niépce Museum and the Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration.
Anna Iris Lüneman was born in Paris, France, where she spent most of her life. She recently moved to Antwerp, Belgium. She works in a wide variety of mediums including painting, drawing, photography, and ceramics through which she tries to unify “living and still” moments. Her work has often taken on a collaborative dimension as well. She contributed art direction of the French fashion, art, and culture magazine “Purple” with Elein Fleiss and Christophe Brunnquell . She also participated in the artistic collective “Encore”, with whom she participated in the exhibitions ”L’Hiver de l’Amour” in the Museum of Modern Art of Paris; “Winter of Love” at PS1, New York and “June” at Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery.