Far from common forms of photography, Pierrick Gaumé matured his Automorphoses from 2006 to 2022. In these works, he explored the intermediate zones in which landscapes reflect and distort themselves on mirroring objects. Whether psychedelic or fractal, Automorphoses epitomize Kertesz-like distortions with colors and architectural styles from diverse cities despite the fact the author chooses not to retouch them. Together with exhibits and publications about them that appeared in the United States, in France and in Italy from 2009 to 2022, the Automorphoses are still the most important corpus within Pierrick Gaumé’s artwork until this day.
From 2017 onwards, Pierrick Gaumé also produced a series of filmed interviews with quotes and still portraits on the topic of the healing powers of art. Initially part of the 2018 L’Art Déclare la Paix festival in the Loire Valley province of France, this series was exhibited in several cultural strongholds of the Touraine region under the title Pacifier par l’Art. At the beginning of 2020, its condensed version with English text traveled under the Portraits in Healing name within the Wellbeing at Timna congress for Health Tech professionals, with Gaumé designed its entire visual identity and online communication campaigns.
As he reflected on how he lived from 2004 to 2020, Pierrick Gaumé eventually produced images on the restrictions he had to undergo in his fight against a malignant melanoma. For fifteen years and even before his relocation from Israel to France, his dermatologists had constrained him to avoid exposing himself directly and durably to sunlight in order to prevent this skin cancer from growing. After 2020’s pandemic and lockdowns came his completion of The Still Escape series, with its sensitivity to confined spaces, low light and architectural details in chiaroscuro that took him to the final of the #Virtually01 contest in the autumn of 2022.