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Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand

Born in 1945 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Born on 1 February 1945 in Paris, Patrick Bailly-Maitre-Grand pursued his scientific studies (diploma in Physical Sciences in 1969) and devoted ten years of his career to painting; after these experiences, he started to take photographs.

His works, strictly analog, black & white silver prints, are characterized by a playful imagination, associated with a taste for complex technologies such as the daguerreotype, the periphotography, strobophotography, chemical prcesses, direct monotypes, rayogrammes and other inventions of his own (see glossary). Avoiding the concept of perspective, his images, although very sophisticated and elaborate, have the simplification of visual proverbs and are as simple as haikus.

For 25 years, Patrick Bailly-Maitre -Grand has been showing his works in the entire world. His works are in the collections of prestigious museums (MoMA, New York, Pompidou Center, Paris, FNAC, Sainsbury Center, Norwich, Victoria Museum, Melbourne etc.).

In the work of Patrick Bailly-Maitre-Grand, the photographic illusion is in balance between the scientific and technological rigor and an aesthetic full of poetry. His imagination seems to have no limits but got rid of decorative or realistic details that don?t inspire us to dream.

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EXHIBITIONS

2008
“ QUELQUES PASSOIRES à PHOTONS” CEAAC Strasbourg (France).
“ P BAILLY-MAITRE-GRAND” Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris (France).
“ P BAILLY-MAITRE-GRAND” Galerie Lucien Schweitzer (Luxembourg).
“ LA CENE” Galerie Lucien Schweitzer (Luxembourg).

2006
“ EMPREINTES” Ville de Saint Louis (France).
“ TRANSVERSALES” Amiens (France).

2005
“ DERMIES” Galerie contretype Bruxelles
“ OMBRES et LUMIERES” Centre Georges Pompidou Paris (France).
“ OMBRES et LUMIERES” Cité des sciences et de l'Industrie Paris (France).

2004
“ ST'ART” 2004 Galerie SCHWEITZER (France).
“ LES GEMELLES” La Folie Marco Barr (France).
“ LES VANITES” Fondation GUERLAIN Paris (France).

2002
Centre Culturel Français de KARLSRUHE (Allemagne).

2001
Galerie SCHWEIZER Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Galerie Mathieu – Lyon (France).
Galerie Baudoin Lebon – Paris (France).

2000
Opération « OEIL DE CYCLONE » Colmar (France).
Galerie Mathieu Lyon (France).
CONTRAST GALLERY Bruxelles (Belgique).
MUSEE D'ART MODERNE ET CONTEMPORAIN Strasbourg (France).

1999
LES CROIX, Cathédrale de Norwitch (UK).

1998
Les Gémelles et les Uranies, Galerie Baudoin Lebon (France).

1997
Poussières D'Eau, Blue Gallery ,Londres (UK).
Nippones D'Eau, Arp, Mouches Millimétrées, Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Poussières D'Eau, Institut Français de Dresden (Allemagne)
1996
Quelques Broyeuses A Glissières Pour Au Moins Dix Phosphènes, Théâtre Granit ,Belfort (France).
Céline, Espace ATRIA ,Belfort (France).
Expositions simultanées en Angleterre et Ecosse avec l'AFAA (UK).
Lunes A Boire ; Nipponnes D?Eau ; Train De Lumière,
Darkroom Gallery ,Cambridge (UK).
Les Véroniques ; Les Croix, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia ,Norwitch (UK).
Macking Touch ; Glasgow School of Art ,Glasgow (UK).
Uranies ; Poussières D'Eau ; Street Level Gallery ,Glasgow (UK).
Les Yeux D?Eau ; Bonbonne's Ban ; Institut Français ,Edinburg (UK).
Hommage à Arp ; Les Mouches Millimétrées ; National Museum of Photography Film & Television ,Bradford (UK).

1995
Poussières D'Eau, Véroniques Et Autres Lunes A Boire, Galerie Michèle Chomette ,Paris (France).
Véranda Lucida ,installation optique, Strasbourg (France).

1994
Bonbonne's Band, Crea ,Kingersheim (Allemagne).
Les Romanes ,Musée d’Estampes (France).
Imagic, Espace Marcel Pagnol, ,Villiers le Bel (France).
Digiphales, Romanes et Véroniques, Centre Culturel Français de Turin (Italie).
La Caverne d?Uranus, CNRS ,Strasbourg (France).

1993
Galerie Lezart ,Colmar (France).

1992
Optica Naturalis V, Musée des Sciences et des Techniques, La Villette ,Paris (France).
Centre Culturel Français ,Le Caire (Egypte)

1991
Les Digiphales, Galerie Michèle Chomette ,Paris (France).
Les Digiphales, Hall des Chars, La Laiterie ,Strasbourg (France).
Le Moi de L'Images ,Dieppe (France).
Festival de L'Image ,Le Mans (France).

1990
Formol's Band, Musée Ernst ,Budapest (Hongrie).
Daguerreotypes, Institut Culturel Français ,Budapest (Hongrie).

1989
Salute The 150th Year Of Photography, Galerie Marcuse Pfeifer ,New York (USA)
Optica Naturalis II ,Constance (Allemagne).
Optica Naturalis III ,Freiburg (Allemagne).
Giromanies, Mulhouse ,cour des Chaines et Strasbourg (France).
Formols Band, DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon ,Montpellier (France).
Daguerreotypes Contemporains, Artothèque et Institut de Botanique ,Montpellier (France).
Bisch's Band, Galerie Rencontre d?Espace ,Strasbourg (France).

1988
Formol's Band, Galerie Michèle Chomette ,Paris (France).
Une Place de Barcelone, Primavera Fotografica ,Barcelone (Espagne).
Foco ,Madrid (Espagne).
Optica Naturalis I, Ancienne Boucherie ,Musées de Strasbourg (France).
Les Mouches, Galerie Rencontre d'Espace ,Strasbourg (France).

1987
Institut Français de Prague (République-Tchèque).
Les Miroirs qui se souviennent, Cormeille en Parisis, Bicentenaire de la naissance de LJM Daguerre (France).
Statue De La Liberté, Galerie Oberlin ,Strasbourg (France).

1986
Centre culturel français de Berlin Est
La statue de la Liberté, Musée Bartholdi ,Colmar (France).
Liberté, Coelacanthe Et Dags, Galerie Les Somnambules ,Toulouse (France).
Train De Lumière, Train De Nuit, Galerie du Petit Pont ,Strasbourg (France).

1985
Heliomanies, Musée d'Art Moderne ,Strasbourg (France).
Miror Images, Galerie Marcuse Pfeifer ,New York (USA)
Daguerreotypes, Galerie du Petit Pont ,Strasbourg (France).

1984
Daguerreotypes contemporains Musée Nicéphore Niepce ,Châlon/Saône (France).
Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand Centre Georges Pompidou, MNAM ,Paris (France).
Centre Culturel des Cotteaux ,Mulhouse (France).
Galerie du Rhin ,Colmar (France).
Le Maillon ,Strasbourg (France).
Remanences, Espace Kléber ,Strasbourg (France).

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