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GALERIE GUILLAUME

GALERIE GUILLAUME

Paris - France

Jean-François Rauzier

Paris From 8 October to 24 December 2020

Presentation
Too often we perceive photography based on Barthes' famous “it was”. In other words, like a suspension of time, a simple stop on a past, past, frozen moment. However, if there is an artist who refutes this deadly curse, it is Jean-François Rauzier. His images, or more exactly his photomontages, defy time, even invert it. They draw their origins from reality, our reality. This photographer never ceases to survey our planet, gleaning thousands of views that he archives and then assembles into abundant, almost baroque works. The eye recognizes patterns, architectures, reassuring fragments of things seen and memorized. All these series - notably La Balade de Paris - bear witness to this.

At the same time, what is there in front of us, what is presented in the imposing form of a photographic painting, is quite another thing. You have to lose yourself in these images, drown in the avalanche of details, navigate the explicit references ranging from the great history of art to that, more contemporary, of the media. Take the Babels series. Babel offers the example of a Western myth which, over time, has become universal. Doesn't it showcase the famous Greek Hybris, this propensity for excess and pride in the face of the divine? God had decided: henceforth a thousand languages and borders will separate humans. For Jean-François Rauzier, Babel is lived in the present. It is this absence of humility, this need to challenge the impossible. Bend and constrain the nature of our world in a way. This is what he is staging. But, as often with him, this proliferation takes the classic form of old works.

Here, Van Valkenborch, Brueghel the Younger and the Elder, Van Cleve, so many painters whose composition and tones he updates. Here then is an art which advances masked. Beyond a game that is falsely nostalgic for the works of the past, Jean-François Rauzier recomposes our present to better summon our future. The maze of references, the disjunction between an overall composition and the infinite scrambling of details have only one goal: to bring our imagination to boil. There is chaos at home. But a chaos that joins the cosmos. Yes, this is an art that must be rebuilt mentally to better force it to blend in with our eternal thirst for dreams. Therein lies its power and its relevance. Therein lies just as much its singular position and, let's face it, unique.

Damien Sausset
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Address

    Details

  • 32 rue de Penthièvre
    75008, Paris
    France
    06 59 67 26 46

    Schedules

    Monday

    closed

    Tuesday

    2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Wednesday

    2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Thursday

    2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Friday

    2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Saturday

    2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Sunday

    closed


In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel VIII - d'après Van Cleve, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel VIII - d'après Van Cleve, 2016
59.1 x 92.9 inch
Photography

$ 18,578

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel XXV - Barcelone, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel XXV - Barcelone, 2011
67.7 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$ 11,704 $ 13,005

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel XI, d'après Van Cleve - Rouen, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel XI, d'après Van Cleve - Rouen, 2018
33.9 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$ 9,289

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel XIV - d'après Grimmer, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel XIV - d'après Grimmer, 2016
47.2 x 70.9 inch
Photography

$ 17,959

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel XLII - São Paulo, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel XLII - São Paulo, 2018
67.7 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$ 13,005

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Saint Marc, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Saint Marc, 2018
47.2 x 78.7 inch
Photography

$ 21,055

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel X - d'après Brueghel le Jeune, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel X - d'après Brueghel le Jeune, 2016
47.2 x 63 inch
Photography

$ 16,101

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel I - d'apès Brueghel l'Ancien, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel I - d'apès Brueghel l'Ancien, 2018
47.2 x 63 inch
Photography

$ 16,101

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, National Gallery, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

National Gallery, 2018
39.4 x 67.7 inch
Photography

$ 15,482

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, La balade de Paris - Extrait 661 (Grand Palais), Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

La balade de Paris - Extrait 661 (Grand Palais), 2010
23.6 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$ 6,193

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, La balade de Paris - Extrait 472 (Beaubourg), Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

La balade de Paris - Extrait 472 (Beaubourg), 2010
23.6 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$ 5,573 $ 6,193

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, La balade de Paris - Extrait 694 (Montaigne), Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

La balade de Paris - Extrait 694 (Montaigne), 2010
23.6 x 47.2 inch
Photography

$ 6,193

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel XV - d'après Van Valckenborch, Parlement européen de Strasbourg, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel XV - d'après Van Valckenborch, Parlement européen de Strasbourg, 2020
33.9 x 43.3 inch
Photography

$ 9,289

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Scottish Gallery, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Scottish Gallery, 2019
47.2 x 78.7 inch
Photography

$ 21,055

In time for Christmas
Jean-Francois Rauzier, Babel XLVII - New York, Photography

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Babel XLVII - New York, 2018
67.7 x 39.4 inch
Photography

$ 13,005

  • Exhibitions in Paris