tHE Antoine Poupel ARt ROOM
The transcription of animal and human power. The nuance of hidden sensuality.
The take on romantic discoloration to tease an experimented eye.
Its romantic and sensual interpretation leads an expert to the discovery of an animal expression
in the force of life.
Born in 1956 in Le Havre, France. Lives and works in Paris.
1982 - Higher National Diploma of Plastic Expression
1984 -1985 Pensioner at the Académie de France in Rome
1987 - Laureate of the Leonardo da Vinci Research and Creation Grant, for Mexico and Brazil, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1990 - Training in New Image Technologies (CNAP)
1992 - Incentive fund grant for the creation of the National Center of Plastic Arts, for the Portraits of Personalities project
His avant-garde artistic work, questioning the pictorial and chemical limits of photography has made him known all over the world and has opened the doors of the most prestigious photographic institutions as well as Crazy-Horse cabaret and the Zingaro equestrian theater. .
Today, the photographer shares his life between France and Japan, a country in which he enjoys strong artistic recognition. He has published numerous books and carried out numerous exhibitions in France, Russia, the United States, Europe and Japan.
National Contemporary Art Background
Regional Contemporary Art Foundation of Upper Normandy
Regional Contemporary Art Foundation of Ile de France
Museum of Fine Arts of Le Havre
Museum of Art and Archeology of Aurillac
Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris
Artothèque of Toulouse
House of Culture of Le Havre
National Library, Paris
European House of Photography, Paris
Deposit and Consignment Office of Picardy
Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Kasama Nichido Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
Kawaguchiko Museum, Yamanashi, Japan
"I am concerned about the very etymology of the term photography, it is a question of painting, to draw, so the notion of author remains central in my work, if I chose the photographic medium, it is to deconstruct his mechanical character, reintroducing the part of the artist who uses light as a pictorial material.The monotypes that I realize undergo various treatments, which make them unique but while reinforcing their photographic specificity.I act with chemistry as a painter with its palette, this one is always the receptacle (the revealer) of the light with which I draw. " Antoine Poupel