Sabine Pigalle – ‘Timequakes’

Sabine Pigalle’s series ‘Timequakes’ – our cultural heritage and collective memory in a clash with the sedimentation of the time and the chaos of material destruction with temporal collisions.

Sabine Pigalle - Timequakes

Sabine Pigalle – Timequakes


The series is a reflection of the artist’s experience during the Japanese earthquake in March 2011, created with her distinctive style of reinterpretation the myths that navigates between reality and fiction.

In this series, the artist recomposed photographs she had taken by mixing human figures after timeless portraits of the 15th-16th century painters (Leonardo da Vinci, Hans Holbein, Jan van Eyck, Giovanni Bellini, Piero della Francesca) with luminous background of shaking Tokyo lights as contemporary landscapes. These hybrid images are as a bridge and juxtaposition between painting and photography, old and contemporary art, figuration and abstraction.