Marie-Jésus Diaz is fascinated by the beauty of trees in winter and by the architecture of branches stripped of their leaves, and she has got together images by playing with collages and double exposure.
Somewhere between drawings and photos, these digital images made using a two-colour process take on a slightly green tone.
The title of the exhibition, which is a form of neologism in French (“hiver” = winter and “vert” = green”), plays on the idea of the seasons and more especially on winter changing to green, the colour of spring.
Marie-Jésus Diaz was born in Spain in 1944 and lives in Vitry-sur-Seine in France.
After being a theatre photographer, doing reportages, working in broadcasting and teaching photography, she has devoted herself to personal research and photography for twenty years or so.
Her work has been part of public collections at the National Library in Paris, the Mac/Val Museum in Vitry-sur-Seine, the Elysée Museum in Lausanne (Switzerland), the European House of Photography in Paris...
In particular, she has exhibited at the French Cultural Centre in Malmö, Sweden (1986), at the French Cultural Centre in Stockholm, Sweden (1989), at the Elysée Museum in Fribourg, Switzerland (1991), at the ‘Alliance Française’ in Sendaï, Japan (1994), at the French Institute in Kyoto, Japan and at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (1995). In 2000, she was involved in the Poznan Biennial, Poland. She also presented her work at the ‘Biblioteca Tris’ in Lugo, Italy (2003), at the Louis Moret Foundation in Martigny, Switzerland (2006) and was involved in the 2003 and 2005 editions of Paris-Photo