Art Miami 2021

“Flowers”, Sophie Delaporte recent artwork is exhibited at the Art Miami art fair at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, December 2021.

Flowers by Sophie Delaporte at Art Miami 2021
Flowers by Sophie Delaporte at Art Miami 2021

Partial Color Studies 2021

La bouche rouge presents the first edition of “Partial Color Studies”, in the form of two 32-page books produced in collaboration with Laurent Fétis.

Pop-up Gallery de Vallois, from 17th until 27th November curated by Sarah Andelman.
Color Studies by Sophie Delaporte at La Bouche Rouge Pop-up store November 2021
Color Studies by Sophie Delaporte at La Bouche Rouge Pop-up store November 2021
“Color Studies” reads like a series of researches on the notion of “artistic gesture”, on the notion of time and our humble and fragile place in nature.
 
In analogy with the photographic medium, on which the light sets to reveal an image, Sophie Delaporte decides for this series, to observe for whole days the changing and declining shadows of the sun, the intermittent passages of the clouds, the reflections of colors on a white balustrade, or the wind making and breaking improbable paper sculptures. The artist unroll her canvases as if to lay down a story … That of the child who passes by and invents stories for himself, but also that of the wind and the clouds combined, which suddenly destroy the drawing she was hoping for, to propose another one.
Imagined as unique experiences, each photograph (sometimes composed of a hundred pictures), each video, is the result of an intuitive blend of human intervention and organic forces.
 
Color simplifies form, plays with perspectives, modifies our perception of volumes and disrupts and transforms our vision, in constructions often nourished by references to painting or sculpture.
The creation of these fragile installations gives rise to multiple and playful improvisations, in which I observe the work being done, constantly in search of a certain form of poetic abstraction.
 
The limited editions of Partial Color Studies are now available for sale in the shop

Carte Blanche Sophie Delaporte for La Bouche Rouge

Carte blanche Sophie Delaporte for La Bouche Rouge Paris

Our fifth brand manifesto is “Aspire to the artistic and intellect”. Artists have always held a special place at the heart of La Bouche Rouge. We consider design, photography, and the creative process essential to building the world of tomorrow. They bring La Bouche Rouge to life and allow our message to resonate.We are delighted to reveal our latest artistic carte blanche with French visual artist, photographer and film director Sophie Delaporte.

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Carte blanche Sophie Delaporte for La Bouche Rouge Paris
Carte blanche Sophie Delaporte for La Bouche Rouge Paris
Through this Carte Blanche, Sophie is taking us on a poetic photographic journey centered around the theme of water and reflection.
 

“Sophie Delaporte is a French photographer who is on permanently good terms with fantasy and a cheerfully offbeat approach.  She has a distinctive sense of color, a fabulist’s imagination, an edge of surrealism, and a knack for ambiguous narrative”. – Vicki Goldberg, photography historian and critic.

Carte blanche Sophie Delaporte for La Bouche Rouge

As an artist, Sophie Delaporte tries to have a subversive outlook, engaged on themes that are dear to her, such as women or the environment.

She is the winner of the Eyes on Talent photography and sustainability Grand Prix. This prize, organized in partnership with the city of Paris, aimed at raising awareness on the ecological impact of the fashion industry. Her photographs were exhibited on this occasion in front of the Hotel de Ville in November 2019, during the last edition of Paris Photo.

Sophie Delaporte on her inspiration for this serie: “In these images, I try to take an artistic, poetic, maybe a little surrealistic look on the theme of water and reflection. My images are very often mental images. Rather than just focusing on photographing women’s bodies, I like to try to show what is on their mind.”

Photographer: Sophie Delaporte @sophie_delaporte
Hair: Javier Palacio @hairpalacio
Make up: Maria Olsson @mariaooolsson
Model: Margaux Lenot @margauxlenot


Balenciaga SS-2018 by Sophie Delaporte

Balenciaga SS2018 by Sophie Delaporte

The luxury fashion house that is Balenciaga has worked in conjunction with renowned photographer, Sophie Delaporte, in order to produce a range of distorted and trippy images for the brand’s SS18 campaign. The imagery initially dropped via the social media platform, Instagram, but has quickly spread through the net since due to the growing anticipation of the collection.
Delaporte’s imagery takes a surrealist approach, stretching and warping the imagery to create a memorable visual effect.
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“Postmodern Mysteries” exhibition New York

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French artist Sophie Delaporte cavorts and delights with a provocative series of absurd photographs.
by Miss Rosen, May 29th, 2016.

Liberated from the confines of objective reality and absolute truth, postmodernism is truly a twentieth century mindset. With a passion for moral relativism, self-referentiality and subjectivity, postmodernism has become a highly popular perspective shared by people from all walks of life. It’s inherently nihilistic, and righteously so, preferring to focus on the fragment rather than the whole. In changing perspective, we lose touch with the known, entering into a world of illusions where all things are true regardless of fact. Postmodernism is the matrix. Might not be any coming back.

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3 videos by Sophie Delaporte at Musee des Abattoirs de Toulouse

Trois vidéos de Sophie Delaporte ont été présentées au Musée des Abattoirs de Toulouse (Frac Midi-Pyrénées), l’occasion de la 19em edition du Festival Traverse Vidéo.
La projection des films était accompagnée d’une performance participative de Melissa Mourer Orderer.

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Screening and performance at Traverse Video 2016, Musée des Abattoirs de Toulouse.

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A part publications by Sophie Delaporte

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Distributed internationally, Apart aims to be a true aesthetics reference and a work of art in itself. Each publication will be special in terms of format and content; Each issue will have a different lay out; there will be publication according to wishes and events. Features will change according to the contributors.

A limited edition, the works will be exceptional as well as collectors items, showing the talents of distinguished artists, photographers, stylists and journalists of international repute.

Titled “Anger Management”, the 30-page story shot by Sophie Delaporte for this second issue is designed around 5 primary colors sequences with a cast of models and dancers. Every woman brings her own personality and sensitivity to the pictures, creating a unique universe,  and a place to express herself.

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A part publications by Sophie Delaporte

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Pulpalicious, “How I feel” by Sophie Delaporte

Pulpalicious, aka PLPS, reveals their new music video “How I feel” directed by Sophie Delaporte and produced by Première Heure (Why Us). For the video, the four musicians play behind the one-way mirror of a peep show booth in a reference to the famous Wim Wenders movie, “Paris Texas”, in front of four energetic and seductive girls. The music leads the girls and the DJs in a struggle that ends in an explosion of color. The cast includes amazing dancers, namely Claire Tran and Charlotte Siepiora.

"How I feel" by Sophie Delaporte, Pulpalicious music video.

“How I feel” by Sophie Delaporte, Pulpalicious music video.

"How I feel" by Sophie Delaporte, Pulpalicious music video.

“How I feel” by Sophie Delaporte, PLPS music video.

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Maelle Poesy by Sophie Delaporte for Violet Book

“Moment of grace” is the title given by the magazine for this publication which brings together Maëlle Poesy, photographer Sophie Delaporte and the words of Clémence Poesy. Known for her high energy staging, Maëlle slips easily into Delaporte’s colorful fantasy, revealing her joyful personality. Their commun interest for Pina Bausch inspired this story about movement.

Maëlle Poesy by Sophie Delaporte.

“Moment of grace” by Sophie Delaporte.

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Paper Theatre by Sophie Delaporte

Magazine Fahrenheit (Mexico) publishes an article on Sophie Delaporte’ s work with photos from the series “Paper Theatre”.

“My approach to photography has always been quite “plasticien”. In this series, I was interested in the sculptural dimension of Rei Kawabuko’s dresses. I like to work on color as some classic painters may have done. using a piece of clothing as raw material. I don’t think about a piece of clothing as a consumer product (which is often the case in fashion photography). I prefer to think of it as a second skin, an image of one’s soul. The characters evolve on one set, just like in a small theatre. Like in all my work, what is real and what is pretense is not clearly defined”.

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Paper Theatre by Sophie Delaporte in Fahrenheit magazine

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Publication in Fahrenheit magazine by Sophie Delaporte


Astier de Villatte, Villa Medicis collection

This new collection, Villa Mediciswas created in partnership with the French Academy in Rome and seeks to recreate the Mediterranean atmosphere and the scent of its gardens.

Benoit Astier de Villatte and Ivan Pericoli asked their long time collaborator Sophie Delaporte to photograph the collection in colorful compositions.

Astier de Villatte, the Villa Medicis collection by Sophie Delaporte.

Notebooks, the Villa Medicis collection by Sophie Delaporte.

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Adrien Dantou by Sophie Delaporte

Sophie Delaporte has always been fascinated by dancers. For Jocks and Nerds she produced a story with dancer and choreographer Adrien Dantou. Set in a colorful urban environment the photographer captured Adrien in motion.

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Adrien Dantou by Sophie Delaporte.

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Aurelie Dupont by Sophie Delaporte

Aurelie Dupont by Sophie Delaporte, May 18, 2015

Aurelie Dupont has recently put an end to her career as prima ballerina for l’Opéra national de Paris. On this occasion, Série Limitée asked Sophie Delaporte to make a colorful portrait of her. Using a ballet class as a studio, Sophie Delaporte photographed Aurélie as a woman at a turning point of her life. No more toe shoes and ballet skirt but high heels, a red outfit and a YSL leather jacket to celebrate her strong personality.

Aurelie Dupont by Sophie Delaporte.

Aurelie Dupont by Sophie Delaporte.

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Bad to the bone Issue #6 by Sophie Delaporte

Bad to the bone Issue #6 by Sophie Delaporte, March 30, 2015

Bad to the bone magazine presents in this new publication a 16-page story by the French artist, Sophie Delaporte. Colors, movements and spontaneity have always been the photographer’s interests and this story explores them all. Using models, dancer or new faces, the pictures show free women with strong personalities, playing with fashion.

Style : Fiona Khalifa
Models : Sofia Fanego, Maria Locks, Ludivine Dumortier, Capucine Goust…

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sophie-delaporte-for-bad-to-the-boneBad to the Bone issue 6 with a wonderful editorial shot by Sophie Delaporte.

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True Colors, exhibition by Sophie Delaporte

Opening of the exhibition “True Colors”, March 15, 2015

 

Galerie Joseph, 236 rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris
19/02/2015 – 02/04/2015

On the occasion of the exhibition “True Colors, Sophie Delaporte feat. Melissa Mourer Ordener”, Sophie Delaporte shows 48 photographs and 4 videos she has directed, using the colorful palette that has always been at the heart of her creations.

In a small room, her muse, the performance artist, Melissa Mourer Ordener, dressed in overalls, is deconstructing fragile installations; mechanically putting colored masks in front of her face; reacting to giant plumes of smoke, blowing up and moving balloons. We can hear the muse’s voice, sometimes breathless, whispering or screaming. An industrial sound accompanies the mechanicals movements.

The work talk of politics, economics, environmentalism, artistic questions, as well as the state of emergency confronting our present society and the role and responsibility of artists and scientists.

This event is part of United Nation celebration “International year of light 2015”.

Sophie Delaporte, True Colors at Galerie Joseph Paris, March 2015.

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Les instants vidéo, Marseille

Les instants vidéo, Marseille, November 07-11, 2014

Created 50 years ago, the Instants Video defines itself as a festival dedicated to electronic poetry.
This 2014 edition presents “Color Abstraction”, a video by Sophie Delaporte form the series “True Colors”, starring Melissa Mourer Ordener.

In a small room, a young woman dressed with an overall build and deconstruct fragile installations. In this video, Sophie Delaporte offers to Melissa Mourer Ordener, performance artist, to be her double. The muse turns into an artist, and the artist into a muse. By filming her optical sculptures, Sophie Delaporte questions herself about the creative process. Those ephemeral sculptures, invisible to the human eye, tend toward abstraction. They are playing with the limits of our vision and our imagination.

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Sophie-Delaporte-les-instants-video-2014“Color Abstraction” by Sophie Delaporte.

Sophie-Delaporte-les-instants-video-2014“Color Abstraction” by Sophie Delaporte.

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Sophie-Delaporte-les-instants-video-2014“Color Abstraction” by Sophie Delaporte.


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Palais de Tokyo, screening of 3 videos

Screening of 3 videos by Sophie Delaporte at Palais de Tokyo, SFE tv, March 19, 2014

Color Abstraction:

In a small room, a young woman dressed with an overall build and deconstruct fragile installations. In this video, Sophie Delaporte offers to Melissa Mourer Ordener, performance artist, to be her double. The muse turns into an artist, and the artist into a muse. By filming her optical sculptures, Sophie Delaporte questions herself about the creative process. Those ephemeral sculptures, invisible to the human eye, tend toward abstraction. They are playing with the limits of our vision and our imagination.

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Sophie-Delaporte-palais-de-tokyoJacques Toubon watching Sophie Delaporte’s videos, SFE tv, Palais de Tokyo.

Sophie-Delaporte-palais-de-tokyo“Colors Abstraction” by Sophie Delaporte on SFE tv.

Sophie-Delaporte-palais-de-tokyo Jacques Toubon, Melissa Mourer Ordener et Marcus Kreiss, SFE tv launching at Palais de Tokyo.

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