SÉBASTIEN TIXIER

Born in 1980 in a small town in France, I now live and work in Paris, France. After long dreams as an architect, then as a designer during my childhood, I finally turn out engineer. Only years after, will my shy fascination for the camera of my father take the lead: in 2007 I start as a self-taught photographer.

First exhibited in 2008 in the context of the first Affordable Art Fair by Parisian gallery Art & You, my photographs of staged scenes are rewarded by the 1st price for European Festival of Nude Photography in 2009, followed up by an exposition at gallery NKA*/Pascal Polar in Brussels, Belgium. The new photographs of this body of work are awarded in 2001 at the Px3 Price of Photography and displayed at Espace Dupon in Paris, France. My most recent pictures in this field will then again be rewarded in 2013 with the same price.

In parallel, my work about the abandoned island of Hashima is exhibited in Paris and London at the Horse Hospital in 2010 as “special favorite” of the Still In Motion exhibition. Such researches on artistic reports brings me to the Transsiberian train in 2011, and in 2013 I take a trip in immersion in Greenland up to the most north-most settlements.

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9288 km, the theoretical distance from Moscow to Vladivostok in the Transsiberian train. A 146-hour trip, running on 8 days without stop, shot from the window. With more than 1h of time difference added each day, the train slowly turns into a human being of its own. With the clocks always set to Moscow, the time perception shifts and the landscape and the stations pass by the windows: from the frozen planes and forest of Siberia, to the steppes along the Mongolia borders, and the great Lake Baïkal, the journey takes place with passengers and their stories.

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