Marc Le Mené

Born in 1957 - France


Marc Le Mené is a French photographer, born in 1957.

Initially he used to take photos of weddings and minor sports events. Marc Le Mené eventually joined the famous Villa Medicis. He was only 22 when he settled down in Paris, he began to paint and photograph regularly, all this was financed by a job he obtained at a famous advertising photo studio.

Marc Le Mené has his own unique style, he designs objects before taking pictures of them. He places his objects inside a "mental room": closed on five sides and open on one, so that he can place his camera.

Marc uses a 3D process which is within everyone's reach, He develops his work in Selenium, giving them an old look with some red and green reflections.

He doesn't want to be considered only as a photographer, therefore, he can't be assimilated with a trend or a date. Marc Le Mené's artistic world is filled with visual references, derived from photography or cinema, all these works are unmistakably inspired by surrealism and cubism.

Mysterious and amazing, Marc's works can be assimilated with alchemy. In fact that artist is open about the traditional aspect of his work.

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Espace Canon, Paris, France
Salon photo, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Galerie Seibu, Tokyo, Japon
Ecole des Beaux- Arts, Lorient, France
Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Kodak Photo Salon, Osaka, Japon
Yvonne, Installation d'une vitrine, Musée d'Art Moderne, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, France
Photo Salon, Osaka, Japon
Galerie Vrais Rêves, Lyon, France
Prinz Gallery, Kyoto, Japon
Direction des Affaires Culturelles, Théssalonique, Grèce
"Retour de Rome" - Galerie Vrais Rêves, Lyon, France
Découverte, Galerie Pascal Gabert, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Natures mortes, Festival de l'Image du Mans, le Mans, France
Nocturnes, Institut Français, Budapest, Hongrie
Picture photo space Osaka, Osaka, Japon
Arles 96, projection de L'homme au chapeau et Songes et Mensonges, Théâtre antique, Arles
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Valencia, Espagne
"La Chambre Mentale" Galerie Vrais Reves, Lyon, France
“De ma fenètre” Espace Peiresc Toulon, France
“Au gré de ma fantaisie”, Magasin Le Bon Marché, Paris
Galerie Pascal Gabert, Paris, « Gouache, dessin sur photographie »
"Surphotographies" Galerie Vrais Reves, Lyon, France
“D’Hebdomeros à l’homme au chapeau” - SCAM, Paris, France
“La chambre mentale” Institut Culturel Français - Budapest, Hongrie
Collaboration Institut Français Budapest / Galerie Vrais Rêves Lyon et Galerie Bolt Budapest
“La chambre mentale” Festival Nicéphore – Clermont-Fd


Musée Rodin, Paris, France
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France
Musée d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Maison Européenne de la photographie, Paris, France
Fonds régional d'art contemporain de Bretagne, France
Fonds régional d'art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France
Fonds national d'art contemporain, France
Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France
Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne, Suisse
Galerie du Château d'eau, Toulouse, France


Claude Picasso, Paris
Graham Nash, USA
Agnés B, Paris
Claude Berri, France

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