Georges Pacheco

"Et In Arcadia Ego"

Et In Arcadia Ego

“Et In Arcadia Ego” is a phrase invented by Virgil, who means "I (the death), I am also in Arcadia". Arcadia is a land of mythical delights located in Greece, a land of shepherds where they lived happily for love.
From this expression, which is the same type of memento mori (remember you that you are mortal) and the first found in a painting by Guercino, then twice with Nicolas Poussin, I revisit the topic vanity paintings.
“Et In Arcadia Ego” is a work through the seasons, which documents the true love story between two people with singular universe and their close relationship with their pack of dogs. This is a photographic meditation around a couple that I represented as they are in everyday life and I accompanied for two years in their walks in the forest and in their reflection about love, pleasure and death.

Georges Pacheco

Georges Pacheco lives between Le Mans and Arles. He graduated at École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie d’Arles in 2012 as well as in Psychology of Art at Université Paris X. For some years now he dedicates to deeply scrutinizing human condition. By adapting his approaches and devices to the different problems he addresses, he tries to understand the processes of representation by means of photo portrait and to engage into observing human kind. Both his commitment and his proximity to the subjects he photographs or he asks a self portrait to, are also consequences of his own needs to test and question the others. George Pacheco has exhibited his work, among other locations, at the Galerie du Château d'Eau, Toulouse and Centro Português de Fotografia, in 2007, at the Festival May-Photographs of Quimper in 2008, Centre of Contemporary Art, Strasbourg Stimultania in 2009 and IMMIX Gallery, Paris, in 2011. His work was also shown within the context of Festival Voies Off, Arles 2008, Festival ImageSingulière, Sète 2009 and Journées Photographiques de Bienne 2012, as a finalist of Rado Star Prize. His series Amalthée was part of the international selection of Arles Festival Voies Off, 2012. One of its images is exposed at London National Portrait Gallery as a finalist of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, and in 2012 he was awarded the 2nd Prize of Photographies de l’Année, in the category of Portrait. He was attributed the Prix Voies Off at Arles in 2007 and in 2009 he was one of the 16 finalists of Prix de Photographie de l’Académie des Beaux Arts.

Place of Exhibition

Casa Esperança

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