Archives de la catégorie for ‘Miscellaneous’

My portrait on dutch tv

This portrait of me will be broadcast on the Dutch TV channel Omproep Tv’s “Uit met Esther”, on january 31th.

Thanks to the journalist Anne-Marie Van Oosteren for her kindness and her idea to illustrate the report by Michel

Legrand’s music, who left us last Saturday, and whom I had met 25 years ago already….


My portrait on dutch tv…

Interviewed this morning by TV Gelderland, in the Netherlands.
The portrait will be in Omroep Tv the 31th of January, in the tv show « Uit met Esther ».
Thank you to the friendly journalist Anne-Marie van Oosteren

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Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas & don’t catch cold!

The American magazine “Popular Photo Magazine” is organizing the election of the portrait of the year.

The photo I made recently of a Femen is in the running.

Vote for her by following this link (then confirming the vote by email).


In advance, thank you all!


My friend Rebekah and her band Saint Ophelia are great artists!

They are about to make their first recording and they are asking for your financial support to make it a success.

They deserve it!

watch their video presentation, listen to their songs … You will be convinced!

Click on the picture:

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Thanks in advance for them!


Award of the Best Press Photo of the year

I did not see these images of the awards ceremony of the 29th Night of the Press, in 2015.

I had the pleasure of receiving the Best Press Photo Award for an image from my reportage about the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Here is the video of the pleasant memory of a trophy that opened a few doors.

Click on the image (and subscribe to my Youtube channel!):

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Ligne Roset Store in France

In collaboration with the Castang Art Project gallery, a large selection of my photographs are currently on sale in the Ligne Roset Cinna store in Perpignan.

Ligne Roset has been offering upscale contemporary furniture and pieces of art for several decades, and is a reference.The opportunity to change or enhance your home decor, by acquiring my photos!



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Anders om, by Amber Huijskes

First book of my stepdaughter Amber, “Anders om”, exposed in the Arnhem’s library!
Proud of her!

Her website:



There are different advantages to buying the work of a living artist (Acquisition of works of art companies may deduct from their taxable profit the cost of acquiring, for example).

All my photographs are signed, numbered (series of 8 or 20 prints only), with a certificate of authentication.

You will find the formats and prices here:

I am happy to answer any questions you may have:

Merry Christmas!

In this loveliest and happiest of seasons, may you find many reasons to celebrate. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Pauline, Miss Pin Up France 2018

Last night during the radio show “and if we talk about..”, on France Blue, presented by Patrick Mas, we received Miss Pauline Vidal, Miss Pin-Up France 2018.

This was a beautiful occasion for us (Jacques Font, owners of several cinema in France, and Thierry Meier, producer) to listen to a young beautiful woman and recalling what the French elegance in the 50s was all about.

Without the slightest vulgarity and with a good set of brains underneath her veil, this dog groomer, will defend the French colors at the Miss Las Vegas Pin-Up, the real World Championship of this discipline.

Good luck, Pauline!


A lowbrow artist: Berhart

Today, I had the pleasure of meeting the french artist Berhart (and to buy two splendid prints from him) at the tattoo convention of Perpignan, south of France.
Self-taught artist and a very original man, below you can read his official bio and I invite you to discover his awesome work by checking out his website:

At the end of the 80s, when he continued the comics from Pellos "Les pieds nickelés", Berhart "decorates" the streets of Toulouse with stencils, stickers, and graphics
inspired by African art.
Subsequently, he leaves the streets and comics for illustration and artistic direction in publishing and communication.
He had the opportunity, in the mid-90s, to publish the comics magazine "Azimut".
From 2005, at the head of Galerie Berhart, he devoted himself to his art, opening a parenthesis between 2008 and 2012 to lead "Caramba!" Publishing, a particularly
innovative ebooks publisher.
Since 2013, he returned to his art. He has produced large black and white drawings with a dense and complex composition teeming with esoteric, political, mystical and alchemical messages. 
He diverted classical works as well as references and imagery of popular culture, giving them a new meaning and a strong symbolic burden.
In parallel, he creates very colorful paintings inspired by street-culture and comics.

At the forefront of Pop Art and off the path of institutional art, he constructs a work that is rich in meaning, critical and uninhibited, questioning the cultural and social
chaos of the twenty-first century.

Gypsy culture in the European Parliament

End of the exhibition of my photos on gypsy culture in the European Parliament.
A very beautiful adventure.

On the agenda of Parliament this week, there was discussion against anti-Gypsyism; my photos were in the right place and at the right time.

And what a pleasure to be surrounded by my gypsy friends Jimmy Villa, singer and guitarist, and David Baptiste, restaurateur!


On the Black Frame Magazine…

Thanks to the journalist Camilla Sechi!


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Exhibition in Zurich with Dali, Picasso & Erwin Olaf…

Petra Lossen Fine Art is pleased to announce the thought-provoking interdisciplinary international exhibition Political Poetical with works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Santiago Sierra, Erwin Olaf, Chus García-Fraile, Johan Wahlstrom, Johanna Reich, Gregory Herpe and Josie McCoy.

Curated by Spanish curator and arts writer Paco Barragán and Petra Lossen, the exhibit brings together an imaginative mix of classic and contemporary artists around the topics of the ‘political’ and the ‘poetical’.

The personal is political….and the political is poetical we could add. To the famous 1960s slogan—about which by the way until today nobody claimed autorship for originating the phrase—we could confidently argue that the political is poetical.

Especially in the contingent times of today’s capitalism it becomes a fascinating topic to  examine how the political can be poetical and how the poetical is extremely political.

We entered in the mean time ‘classic’ artists like Picasso and Dalí in a fresh dialogue with contemporary artists like Santiago Sierra, Erwin Olaf or Josie McCoy, just to mention a few. The exhibition represents an exercise in a-historical or trans-historical curating that helps us to articulate how the political-poetical dialectics has been and still is a mayor topic in contemporary art and society.

Basically, we could argue that the artistic and its structures are always trying to redefine themselves and looking for news ways to meet the challenges society faces. Maybe today under neo-liberalism it is not about utopia or demanding radical democracy, but about more modest goals: the survival of democracy or the return/recovery of certain benefits of the wellfare state.


The exhibit Political Poeticalinserts itself within this fascinating artistic discourse and pursues the questions of what is art, what can art do and if it still can represent a place of resistance, critique and opposition.

If for Hannah Arendt the political is inevitably connected to actions that enable the appearance of the ‘unknown’, the art world is a place of ‘conflictual consensus’—as Jacques Ranciére would argue—where the utopian, the irreverent, the radical, and the impossible is possible. “Contrary to the usual assumption”­­—affirms Murray Edelman—“art should be recognized as a major and integral part of the transaction that engenders political behaviour.”

The group of artists reunited in the show tackle the dialects political-poetical from diferent angles negotiating its limits and its tensions using varied intedisciplinary media like painting, photography, video, sculpture, performance and work on paper.

The exhibition is both concept and display-wise divided into two constellations.


The ‘political wall’ will revolve around Pablo Picasso´s drawings of Guernica—the so-called Post-scripts—that are still today a master piece and a clear example of the horror and injustices of war. Both Spanish artists Santiago Sierra and Chus García-Fraile will enter in dialogue with Picasso in a literal and metaphorical manner: while Sierra presents a photo from the famous series of Veterans of the War of Iraq, Afghanistan Facing the Walldenouncing the connection between capitalism and warfare, Chus García-Fraile delves into the origine of the fireworks and the idea of the image as artifice, as simulacrum, conveying mesmerizing analogies between real bombings and fireworks. Also on the same wall we will display Johann M. Reich’s video-performance Monument in which she paints a simple German flag in which she ´literally’ disappears revolving around ideas of patriotism and nationalism. And finally, we will exhibit a fascinating image by Dutch artist Erwin Olaf staged in the Berlin interbellum years with its unmatching oneiric atmosphere. Now that we celebrate 80 years of the bombing of Guernica, Picasso’s drawings  will provide a fascinating dialogue with the work of Santiago Sierra, Chus García-Fraile, Johanna Reich, Erwin Olaf and

If in the former constellation of works the political is more obvious or manifest, the ‘poetical wall’ reunites works in a sort of ‘assemblage’ by Salvador Dalí, Josie McCoy, Gregory Herpe and Johan Wahlstrom. Here we find the political filtered through modern society and elements like mass media, celebrity and social life in which the representation acquires poetical hints.

Salvador Dalí is an extremely political artist, although this part of his career has been conveniently silenced as he didn´t choose the right side of history. One of the inventors of the celebrity cultus, Dalí’s Profile of Time is an open-ended work which can reference from Einstein´s relativity theory to the poetical surrealists dream states in which oneiric landscapes go hand in hand with estranged characters. Josie McCoy delve directly in the realm of the celebrity status and politics turned into a celebrity contest: while Josie McCoy portrays the couple Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner exploring the potentiality of estrangement between the celebrity and the viewer.

On its turn, Gregory Herpe offers awkward and poetic black and white photographs of today’s cityscapes populated by celebrity personalities like Mick Jagger —vigilantly watched by French military— and histrionic Donald Trump. Finally, Swedish artist Johan Wahlstrom also walks the path of celebrity, mass media and especially social media by conveying estranged compositions of everyday life of people engaging in social media in the most varied situations tackling imaginatively concepts like “hyperflexibility”, “mobility” and “availability”, which are the key to the neo-liberal mantra. Departing from Salvador Dalí’s Profile of time we have in a metaphorical manner conceived a wall that deals poetically with politics, celebrity and social media.

The exhibition Political Poetical basically allows us to ask ourselves what is the role of art in society and how art can explore new ways and new ideas that can find directly or indirectly its way into our quotidianeity. Petra Lossen Fine Art is extremely happy to have reunited such a pool of artists in such a fascinating dialogue.



“Political Poetical”

An International Art Show curated by Petra Lossen & Paco Barragan

Art & Business Gallery

Trittligasse 4 – 8801 Zurich, Switzerland

The exhibition on Youtube

The new exhibition in the Castang Art Project gallery, in Perpignan, France, on Youtube.

Artwork from Gregory Herpe (photographer) & Alexandre Nicolas (sculptor)…

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Exhibition with Alexandre Nicolas

Very proud to exhibit with the talented sculptor Alexander Nicholas. The gallerist Roger Castang, as a great professional as he is, immediately knew that Alexandre’s inclusions and my photos would marry perfectly. Come meet us and discover our works at the Castang Art Project in Perpignan.
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Artists Gregory Herpe & Alexandre Nicolas during the openingThanks to Nicolas Parent, from L’Indépendant, for the pic.


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Castang Art Project Gallery

During all Visa pour l’Image Festival

From Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:30

Sunday 3 and 10 September from 15:00 to 19:30

39 rue Rabelais – 66000 Perpignan – France – +33 (0)6 27 77 12 79

Azerbaijan & Robert Hossein

Yesterday evening, I was invited for the national day of Azerbaijan,

by His Excellency Mister Elchin Amirbayov, ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in France,

and His Excellency Mister Anar Karimov, UNESCO permanent delegate of the Republic of Azerbaijan,

at the cultural department of the embassy, for a wonderful reception.


The opportunity to meet Madam Mirvari Fataliyava, President of the House of Azerbaijan in Paris, with whom I work on a beautiful project of photoreports, and the great Robert Hossein, a disarming kindness, who delighted me of a multitude of funny and beautiful anecdotes.


A country to be discovered for the beauty of its landscapes and for the kindness of his people!

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Exhibition in Castelnaudary

I'm proud to invited you to my opening at the "Galerie 113", right in the center of Castelnaudary, France.

Opening: June 2, 2017, at 6:30 pm.

You will seen my series on the great animals of Africa, on girls of Cambodia, and on the IRA in Belfast.

See you soon!

Galerie 113
22 rue de l'Horloge
11400 - Castelnaudary - France
Tel: 06 88 54 38 33


Women Business Leaders

A very pleasant meeting yesterday evening around my exhibition at the St-Cyprien’s Museum, with the club “Femmes chefs d’entreprises 66″ (women business leaders & owners), and their prsident Laurie Guichard Fiancette.

With the presence of the mayor pf the city, Mister Thierry Del Poso, I had pleasure to share my photo experiences around my photographs, with the dynamic and united women of the club.

They work at a real equality between sexes in the world of entreprise.

In Live the Art

In the american magazine Live the Art….

In the magazine Catacult

Catacult magazine, April 2017…

Since several years, all over the world I catch the best of the street art.

Here my TOP 25 of the awesome street artists I ever seen.



Subscribed now to my Youtube channel!

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Tv Interview

Thank you to Nicolas Caudeville for that interview in the Museum of St-Cyprien, France, the day after the opening of my new exhibition:


In Glamour Magazine

Another publication in the french Glamour magazine, about Tina Keffer and her NGO in Cambodia…

Publication in GALA

Nice publication in GALA’s French edition (even if I do not like the reframing of my photos !!!).

A photo of Tina Kieffer with the schoolgirls from Happy Chandara.

Once again, the opportunity to encourage you to help the association Tous à l’école, created by Tina Kieffer, who helps and teaches young girls in Cambodia.

GALA No. 1231 -  January 11, 2017

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Not nice….

 There is no limits to horror…
I think about childrens, women, men, these innocent deaths, for nothing…
Here is the photography I would like to take again today…An image of hope & a very clear message…The condemnation of the inexcusable..


Yesterday I said goodbye to Happy Chandara …

It has been a great adventure but  it is not finished  yet,  I’ll have to work a lot of images and together with Tina Kieffer , we have to organize an auction in behalf of  “Toutes à l’ecole”.


Back in Phnom Penh, with its stifling heat, and its storms.

Looking through a publication of Asia Life Magazine, I come across an article about the street artists Peap Tarr & Lisa Mam.

I remember seeing a documentary on Canal +, a view month ago, about this couple the city and the city walls.

Peap Tarr is born in New Zealand, his mother is Cambodian and Lisa Mam is from Phnom Penh. They are husband and wife and are working all over the world together.

They make part of the most famous Asian urban artists in the world.

I try to find a way to contact them … Whenever they want or can, even now two days before I leave Phnom Penh …

And then I see one or two possibilities … I write  Peap and I  wait …


Great news! Two hours later, I receive a very friendly message and we make an appointment for the following morning.  And I am looking forward to meet, photograph and interview them …

I dined and watched Belgium-Ireland on streaming in my room … but fall asleep before the end ….


This morning I am at Villa Langka where we arranged to meet at 11:00. I have prepared my interview and I see them happen exactly on time

I guessed they would be sympathetic, but not until this level!

We begin the interview and I learn a lot. Not only about them but also on street art in Cambodia, Asia, on art in general, now and then, the people, people’s lives and politics since the genocide.

They have much to tell, a lot to offer and so much to share. They invite me for lunch in a typical local restaurant.


Later we leave for a tour through Phnom Penh looking for Street Art. And not just theirs, but also those of the Korean-American graffiti artist David Choe from Los Angeles, Aryz a Spanish urban artist and the American, of Taiwanese origin, illustrator and painter James Jean.

Peap and Lisa pose before the work of their friends. Finally I discover this Asian urban scene I sought unsuccessfully last weekend.


(Peap Tarr posing in front a mural of James Jean)


And I have a lot of fun with my new friends! Funny, these are the kind of individuals we encounter with the immediate feeling of knowing all along.


(Lisa Mam & Peap Tarr in front of a mural of David Choe)


They show me two of their four hand painted murals. The first one in a cozy bar in the city, and the second in a hyper-trendy bar situated in a fashionable new neighborhood, still under construction, wherein all the youth of the capital is gathered.

You feel the influences of Khmer traditions, New Zealand tribal art, design and graphics too. These two are so rich, internally, their works speak to everyone.


(In front of their own work in the Puzzles Gastropub)


I must write this article quickly, at least it will be published by two magazines.


It is 7:00 p.m. when they drop me at the hotel … The day passed quickly with Lisa & Peap.  We say goodbye warmly by promising to see each other again soon.


(Peap, Lisa, and me…Selfie!)


Tomorrow I will take the plane towards Ho Chi Minh, Doha and Barcelona.  Already I think that I have some good reasons to come back to Cambodia.