Photography
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL
Antoine POUPEL

Introduction

? I started photography just before entering the school of fine arts from Le Havre in 1976, I have always felt comfortable with this medium, both at the time of the shooting, that the laboratory. As a student in the fine arts, I learned different techniques to create. It was natural that I started mixing mediums. I got my degree (DNSEP), on the subject of the relationship between photography and painting. And if I never painted directly on prints, my work is very painterly, or in connection with the history of art. Polaroid was a preferred medium during this period.

 

I have an iconoclastic side. We must never be satisfied with the world or ourselves, but try to make progress in its work and in its life. An artist creates his world and his world through a work, he brings his brand by transforming the "reality" that surrounds it.

I create images from obsessive elements, death, eroticism, religion, through the body (living, dead, or shown), history of art (tribute), rituals (religious, love, and manipulation).

In my work since 1982, I play with opposites. I organize meetings between the structures and the fluid between the erotic and the hidden between the macabre and enjoyment between the religious and the transgression between the mechanistic and the flesh, between the human and the animal.

 

From 1985 to 1998, much of my work is based on photographic monotype.

Monotype is a unique work to specifically photographic character undergoing various treatments, put on the border of photography and painting.

Monotype is in the field of photography. It is created only from the photographic technique. I consider the photographic medium as a material that I handle, mounts, enlarged, and which I explore the chemical and sensitive qualities.

 

Since 1995, I am interested in the electronic images, created from direct scans. The series of works called "natural history" and "Natural History skins" are created from electronic images, they mix nature and body. I often showed my capacity for processing images, the physical movement of the viewer to scan the image; I like that the viewer is sometimes lost, and asks a question :

What do I see ? ?

Biography

Antoine Poupel was born in 1956 in Le Havre, France


Formation

 

  • 1982 : National Certificate of Arstitic Expression.

 

  • 1984-1985 : Resident at the French Academy in Rome.

 

  • 1987 : Laureate of the Research and Creation Grant Léonard de Vinci for Mexico and Brazil, by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

 

  • 1990 : Formation in New Technologies of Image (C.N.A.P.).

 

  • 1992 : Grant of Incentive funds to the creation of the National Center for Visual Arts for the project « Portraits de Personnalités ».


Solo exhibitions (selected)

 

2013

  • Maëlle Gallery, Paris, France
  • Dufay/Bonnet Gallery, Paris, France
  • White House, Luxembourg

 

2012

  • Gallery 48, Lyon, France
  • Amour de l?art Gallery, Paris, France

 

2011

  • Espace 54 Gallery, Paris, France
  • Equestrian Theater Zingaro, Aubervilliers, France

 

2010

  • Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
  • Françoise Paviot Gallery, Paris, France

 

2009

  • White Room Gallery, AC Salon, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dexia, Tokyo, Japan

 

2008

  • Nexus Hall, Chanel, Tokyo, Japan
  • Zingaro, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong, China
  • Promenades photographiques, Vendôme, France
  • Akié  Arrichi Gallery, Paris, France

 

2007

  • Equestrian Theater Zingaro, Aubervilliers, France

 

2006

  • Tokyo department store, Tokyo, Japan
  • A B Gallery, Paris, France

 

2005

  • ?Red Brick? Museum of Yokohama, Japan
  • Kasama Nichido Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
  • French Institute, Tokyo, Japan

 

2004

  • A Taste of Art, New York, USA
  • International Center of Arts, Mois de la Photographie, Paris, France

 

2002

  • Kasama Nichido Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Kawa Guchiko Museum, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Ongaku-Do, Kanazawa, Japan
  • Nichido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Pour Annick, Tokyo, Japan
  • Nichido Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan


2001

  • International Center of Arts, Paris, France
  • Galerie Nichido, Paris, France
  • Mois de l?image, Dieppe, France


1999

  • Françoise Paviot Gallery, Paris, France
  • History Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia

 

1998

  • Zingaro, New York, USA
  • Palais des Congrès, Paris, France

 

1997

  • Le Volcan, Le Havre, France
  • Saga, Espace Eiffel ? Branly, Paris, France
  • Contemporary Art Center Paul Ricard, Paris, France
  • Amiens University, France

 

1996

  • Equestrian Theater Zingaro, Aubervilliers, France

 

1994

  • Photographic Center of Ile-de-France, Pontault-Combault, France

 

1992

  • Assemblée Nationale, Paris, France
  • International Center of Arts, Mois de la Photographie, Paris, France

 

1991

  • Contemporary Art Center, Rouen, France
  • Hôpital Ephémère, Paris, France

 

1990

  • House of Culture, Le Havre, France

 

1989

  • Nikki Diana Marquardt Gallery, Paris, France

 

1988

  • Fine Arts Academy, Leningrad, URSS
  • Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • French Institute of Latin America, Mexico City, Mexico

 

1987

  • House of Culture, Le Havre, France

 


Group exhibitions (selected)

 

2015

  • KIAF, with baudoin lebon, Seoul, South Korea
  • India Art Fair, with baudoin lebon, New Delhi, India

 

2014

  • Kisetsu, baudoin lebon, Paris, France

 

2013

  • Code Noir, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France

 

2012

  • Accalmie, Nichido Gallery, Paris, France
  • Françoise Paviot Gallery, Mois de la Photographie, Paris, France
  • Paris Photo, with Françoise Paviot Gallery, Paris, France
  • Gallery 48, Lyon, France
  • Mirages, Nichido Gallery, Paris, France

 

2011

  • Akié Arrichi Gallery, Paris, France
  • Guigon Gallery, Paris, France
  • Nicholson Museum, Sydney University, Australia
  • Tarquinia Gallery, Trouville, France

 

2010

  • Nichido Gallery, Paris, France

 

2009

  • Nivet-Carzon Gallery, Paris, France

 

2008

  • Variations équines, Nogent-le-Rotrou Castel, France
  • Jean-François Aittouarés Gallery, Paris, France
  • Bennial Off, Docks Café, Le Havre, France
  • Grand E?terna Gallery, Paris, France
  • Une histoire partagée, International Center of Arts, Paris, France

 

2007

  • Citadelle de Blaye, Paris Art Photo, Blaye, France
  • Espace Lhomond, Paris Art Photo, Paris, France
  • Jean-François Aittouarés Gallery, Paris, France

 

2006

  • International Center of Arts, Paris, France

 

2005

  • Akié Arrichi Gallery, Paris, France
  • Crypt of the Notre-Dame-de-la-Treille Cathedral, Lille, France
  • City Hall of the 8th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • F&A Paviot Gallery, Paris, France

 

2004

  • Nichido Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

 

2002

  • International Center of Arts, Paris, France
  • Fine Arts Museum, Rouen, France
  • Akié Arrichi Gallery, Paris, France
  • Basel to Miami, Achim Moeller Gallery, USA

 

2001

  • Hôtel d?Albret, DRAC, Paris, France
  • L?Espace Photographique, Arts Palace, Nogent-sur-Marne, France
  • Art Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
  • FIAC, with F&A Paviot Gallery, Paris, France
  • Paris Photo, with F&A Paviot Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

 

2000

  • International Center of Arts, Paris, France
  • St?Art, with Slotine Gallery, Strasbourg, France

 

1999

  • La lumière même, Photographic Center of Lectoure, France
  • Akié Arrichi Gallery, Paris, France

 

1997

  • Cultural Center of Mexico, Paris, France
  • Françoise Paviot Gallery, Paris, France
  • Fair of Basel, with Françoise Paviot Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

 

1996

  • Formes de l?invisible, Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, France
  • Electra Center, Mois de la Photographie, Paris, France
  • International Center of Arts, Paris, France
  • Françoise Paviot Gallery, Paris, France

 

1995

  • Bénédictine Palace, Fécamp, France
  • Slotine Palace, Le Havre, France
  • Françoise Paviot Gallery, Paris, France
  • Villa Medicis, Roma, Italy

 

1994

  • Isabelle Bongard Gallery, Paris, France
  • Le Sous-Sol Gallery, Paris, France

 

1993

  • Art Jonction, with Slotine Gallery, Cannes, France
  • Beeldman Gallery, Naarden Vesting, The Netherlands
  • International Center of Arts, Paris, France

 

1992

  • Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nikki Diana Marquardt Gallery, Paris, France
  • Sala Uno, Roma, Italy

 

1991

  • Erotic Desire, Perspektief Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Erotic Desire, Brutto Gusto, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Erotic Desire, Kritzraedthuis Museum, Sittard, The Netherlands
  • Ecran Icone, Art Brenne Center, Concremiers, France

 

1990

  • Le Corps, le Sacré, Arcade, Center of research - Art and contemporary creation, Carcassonne, France
  • Torch Gallery, Fair of Gand, Belgium
  • Espiritu y carne, Jorge Albero Gallery, Madrid, Spain
  • French Institute, Innsbruck, Austria
  • French Institute, Vienne, Austria


1989

  • Photographics meetings, Tours, France
  • 11ème Festival photographique du Trégor, l?Imagerie, Lannion, France
  • Salon des anonymes, Nikki Marquardt Gallery, Paris, France
  • Art Fair, with Nikki Marquardt Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

1988

  • Sastago Palace, Saragosse, Spain
  • International Center of Arts, Paris, France


1987

  • Abbaye aux Dames, Saintes, France
  • Hybride en photographie, Cultural Center Gérard Philippe, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France

public collections

  • National Found of Contemporary Art, France
  • Regional Found of Comtemporary Art, Haute-Normandie, France
  • Regional Found of Comtemporary Art, Ile de France, France
  • Fine Arts Museum, Le Havre, France
  • Art and Archeologic Museum of Aurillac, Frane
  • Modern Art Museum, Paris, France
  • Artotheque of Toulouse, France
  • House of Culture, Le Havre, France
  • Nationale Library, Paris, France
  • European House of Photography, Paris
  • Caisse des dépôts et consignations de Picardie, France
  • Agnès B, France
  • Chanel K.K. France
  • Metropolitan Museum of Photographie, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kasama Nichido Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Kawaguchiko Museum, Yamanashi, Japan
  • Private collections

Exhibitions

DUBUFFET / Antoine HERSCHER / Antoine POUPEL
Alain CLEMENT / DUBUFFET / Tschang-Yeul KIM / Sé-Yeol OH / Nam-June PAIK / Antoine POUPEL / Sung-Hy SHIN / Keiji UEMATSU / A-Sun WU
Shadi Ghadirian / Nathalie GRENIER / Francis LIMERAT / Antoine POUPEL / Francis Newton Souza
Nathalie GRENIER / Antoine POUPEL