Ralph Samuel Grossmann

Born in 1968 - France


Ralph Samuel Grossmann was born in 1968. He is a French contemporary plastic photographer artist. After studying in the United States, he lived in Paris then in Berlin and today in Paris.

His works are series that are devoted to landscapes and his representation. Approaching the theme by photography, sculpture or drawing, he favors the observation devices that are diverted from their pure scientific logic and included reflexion on the impact of the science in our perception of nature.

His first series were presented in 2001 in New York by the Nikolai Fine Art Gallery and in 2005 in Paris by the Maisonneuve Gallery. It is this gallery that raised international public awareness in Paris and in divers art fairs (Liste Basel, 2006; Art Basel Miami 2007). He continues his activity in Berlin between 2008 and 2012.

The several series of Ralph Samuel Grossmann are echoing one another and imply for each a specific focus on one or another landscape's aspect and it's construction by the regard, technology and science. Among the series: the Monde Voilé, a project combining photography and sculpture (edition of a catalogue), the photography Biennale of Thessalonique (Topos, 2010 - Greece) (edition of a collective catalogue) the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, The French Institute of Mayence- Germany, the Sea Museum in Cannes, always with a monographic exhibition.

Developed in Berlin between 2010 and 1011, the Botanica/Lumières Diffractée series was exhibited in Berlin in 2010 at the Alfred Ehrhardt Fundation, then in Paris in 2012 by the Nathalie Béreau Gallery (Cutlog Fair). This series will be presented during the 2014 season of the cultural program of the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, being the second invitation of the artist by this institution.

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2014 "Botanica / Lumière diffractée", Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire

2012 Salon Cutlog, Bourse du Commerce, Paris, Galerie Nathalie Béreau+Le 6, Mandel
"Sublimis", 22 Paysages photographiques de Monde Voilé + sculptures, Musée de la Mer, Ile Ste Marguerite, Cannes (P)

2011 "Metamorphosen : Zeitgenössische Ästhetik der Landschaft" avec 14 Paysages photographiques de Monde Voilé, Institut Français de Mayence (P)
"Topos, photographies", Musée National Grec de la Photographie, Thessalonique (Grèce) (Catalogue)

2010 Le Monde Voilé, 23 Paysages photographiques, Donopoulos International Fine Arts, Thessalonique (Grèce) dans le cadre de la Biennale de la Photographie de Thessalonique (Catalogue)
Urban Growths Positions in Contemporary Plant Photography, Curator : Dr. Christoph Schaden, Fondation Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin
Le Monde Voilé, Festival Biennale Photofolies en Touraine, Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, (P)
PhotoBiennale, Thessalonique, Le Monde Voilé, Donopoulos Fine Art

2009 Nuit Blanche, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, vidéo Désirella
Le Monde Voilé, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, (P)

2008 Le Monde Voilé, 12 paysages grand format, vidéo et sculpture, Galerie Gilles Peyroulet & Co, Paris
Série Désirella, (15 photographies + vidéo), Galerie Nathalie Béreau, Chinon (P)
PPP, Parcours Parisien de la photographie, Série Desirella (9 photographies), Galerie Xavier Nicolas, Paris (P)

2007 Art Basel Miami Supernova, Série Desirella et Série Rivière Innocence, Photographies et sculptures, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Galerie Maisonneuve, Paris
FIAC, Paris, Preview de la Série Rivière Innocence, cinq photographies grand format et une sculpture, Cour Carrée du Louvre, Galerie Maisonneuve
Ralph-Samuel Grossmann, Qubogas, Michael Samuel, Galerie Frédéric Desimpel, Bruxelles

2006 "Noël en ville", commisaires N. Béreau acc&v –C. Botton, Galerie Ligne 13, Paris
FIAC, Paris, Série Désirella, Galerie Maisonneuve
"mouvement(s)", commissaire Nathalie Béreau, Galerie Jacques Lévy, Paris
Liste, Basel, Série Désirella, Galerie Maisonneuve (P)

2005 Frieze, Londres, Série Désirella, Galerie Maisonneuve
Série Désirella, Galerie Maisonneuve, Paris

2004 "Tout Cinematicfilm", Projection vidéo de la série "Blax", dans le cadre de Lumière !, Festival International Exit, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Créteil

2003 Mon Dictionnaire, Mein Wörterbuch, photographies, Galerie de l’Office Franco-Allemand de la jeunesse (OFAJ), Berlin (P)

2002 Aveuglante Beauté, photogaphies et vidéo de la Série Blax, Tyler Gallery, Center City, Philadelphie, USA (P)
Entdeckung/ Discovery, photographies de la Série Blax, Kunstschule, Bielefeld, RFA
"Winter Retrospective", photogaphies et vidéo de la Série Blax, Nikolai Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA
"Five Degrees in Cold Storage", photographies, Arch Street Gallery, Philadelphie

2000 Mon Dictionnaire, installation photographique, pour le Mois Off de la Photographie, Vitrines du Passage Verdeau, Paris (P)

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