Didier Fournet is a contemporary "painter" thanks to photography: he chose pixels instead of brushes and reveals the beauty of the world by turning landscapes into vibrations.
Self-taught, Didier Fournet bought his first camera during his early adolescence in Paris. For a long time artistic director for large communication groups, image has always been at the center of his life. His sources of inspiration range from the swarming details of Hieronymus Bosch to the gigantism of Andreas Gursky; from the precision of David Lachapelle's compositions to the multicoloured palette of Douanier Rousseau. When he starts a photoshoot, he determines a place and then a sometimes elevated angle from which he positions himself as a motionless anthropologist and take hundreds of shots. The elements that interest him move: clouds, the tide, passers-by, lights, time passing... He works with a 60 million pixel digital Hasselblad to capture as much detail as possible. Then, over several days or weeks, he creates a scene that never existed in a single moment. He imagines the light, the skies, the position of passers-by. He bends time and thus encapsulate more than an hour of life in a single photograph, without it being perceptible at first glance. But a good observation shows that the same person is reproduced two or even three times in the photo and this reveals his path. Finally, it is time for the "vibration": he multiplies layers on Photoshop in a digital sculpture where he cuts and pastes millions of pixels.
"Each of my vibrations is a new space-time. I like it when my work appeals to the audience. I particularly appreciate when it questions the technique, the identification of the place and the people, and when it is astonished by the richness of my colour palette and the infinite details. I am a contemporary painter of photography who has chosen pixels for brushes and vibrations to reveal the new beauty of a differently inhabited world."
Didier FournetBrésil Plage de Barra de Guaratiba #2, 2022Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)Edition of 7
Didier FournetGood Morning San Marco - Venise #36, 2021Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)Edition of 7
Didier FournetHong Kong Jour #08, 2021Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame70 x 140 cm (27.5 x 55 in)Edition of 7
Didier FournetHong Kong Jour #33, 2021Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame100 x 100 cm (39 x 39 in)Edition of 7
Didier FournetHigh Line 13, 2019Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)Edition of 15
Didier FournetVenise, Aman Venice, 2019Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame100 x 100 cm (39 x 39 in)Edition of 7
Didier FournetVenise Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, 2019Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)Edition of 5
Didier FournetNYC Gotham City, 2018Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame180 x 180 cm (70 x 70 in)Edition of 5
Didier FournetNYC Brooklyn Bridge Round Midnight, 2018Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame140 x 420 cm (55 x 165 in)Edition of 5
Didier FournetNY Chinatown, 2018Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame130 x 130 cm (51 x 51 in)Edition of 15
Didier FournetSan Sebastian 3, 2016Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame100 x 200 cm (51 x 70 in)Edition of 15
Didier FournetBrésil Rio Favela Rocinha 1B, 2015Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame100 x 148 cm (39 x 58 in)Edition of 5
Didier FournetParis Jeu de Paume, 2015Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame100 x 200 cm (39 x 79 in)Edition of 4
Didier FournetSaint Tropez 12, 2015Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame180 x 180 cm (71 x 71 in)Edition of 5
Didier FournetRio - Forêt de Tijuca, 2015Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame180 x 252 cm (70 x 99 in)Edition of 5
Didier FournetPlage de Barra de Guaratiba, 2014Photography, Diasec and aluminum frame130 x 94 cm (51 x 37 in)Edition of 15
Echoes of RealityGroup Show Oct 14 - Nov 4, 2021For many years, Dutch artist Peter Keizer has been painting pictures that are full of life. Evoking nature, and more particularly the abundance of flowers, his paintings are a sure-fire...
IntertwiningsGroup Show Mar 5 - Apr 14, 2020At the time Nikon is launching its famous Film Festival, we too wanted to put the spotlight on photography. Landscapes as far as the eye can see, richly decorated interiors, heights and depths... are so many settings that can be enhanced by simply triggering the small black box. From March 5 to April 15, come and admire the prowess of our photographers, constantly in search of new techniques to sublimate their subjects.
Beyond RealityGroup Show Oct 24 - Nov 30, 2019After their dazzling success at the Art Elysées fair, we are exhibiting the works of our artists who like to play with our perception of reality. It is hard to believe that Jeff Robb's lenticular photographs do not come out of the frame, or that Cécile Plaisance's models are static. It is also difficult to discern that Jan Kaláb's colours are flat on his canvases or that Didier Fournet's kaleidoscopic vibrations are not a real scene.
Didier FournetSolo Show Apr 4 - Jun 29, 2019Through our new exhibition, Didier Fournet invites you to travel between different worlds. The artist continues his quest for time, and brings us with him from Brazil to New York....
Set of linesGroup Show Oct 18 - Dec 31, 2018In search of their own aesthetic ideal, these three photographers capture the graphic lines building their respective environments. The urban vibrations of Didier Fournet's photographs respond to the serenity of...
Vues de l'espritGroup Show Apr 5 - May 31, 2018Three artists are honored : The photographer Didier Fournet. His series 'Vibrations' plays with the boundaries of visible and audible by transforming landscapes into sound waves. Nemo Jantzen works the...
Seattle Art Fair2022 Jul 21 - 24, 2022Seattle Art Fair Lumen Field Event Center 800 Occidental Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134
Art Market San Francisco2022 Apr 21 - 24, 2022Art Market San Francisco Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary2022 Mar 24 - 27, 2022Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Palm Beach County Convention Center 650 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Context Art Miami2021 Nov 30 - Dec 5, 2021One Herald Plaza @ NE 14th Street | Downtown Miami On Biscayne Bay between the Venetian & MacArthur Causeways
Didier Fournet was born in Paris, in 1964. He started his career in world-famous communication agencies, which allowed him to work with great professional photographers - a dream for the admirator of Gurky and Lachapelle he was whilst growing up. In his works, he found his style, as well as a personal manner to overcome the passage of time.
SOLO & GROUP SHOWS
AFF Battersea, Londres
AFF New York
Art Elysée, Paris
Art Market Hamptons
Galerie Enviedart, Paris 8
MARKET ART + DESIGN - HAMPTONS - USA
AAF HONGKONG - CHINE
VUES DE L'ESPRIT - FRANCE
AAF BRUXELLES - BELGIQUE
PARISARTISTES# - Galerie de la Clé - Paris, France
PHOTOFAIRS SHANGHAI 2017 - Photo12 galerie - Shanghai, Chine
A la plage studio - Vibrations Parisiennes - Paris, France
Galerie Quai Est - "Parité" - Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Marie du 13e arrondissement de Paris - Paris, France
Le Lavoir Vasserot - Saint-Tropez, France
Fotofever 2016 au Carrousel du Louvre Paris, France
Galerie Quai Est - "PanÂme" - Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Galerie Quai Est "Vibrations Estivale" - Ivry-sur-Seine, France
L'Escabeau by Marie France - Saint-Tropez, France
Grand Palais de Paris - Salon des Artistes Français - Paris, France
2017 - The Professional Jury Prize of PARISARTISTES
2016 - IPA Honorable Mention in Special Effects and the IPA Honorable Mention in Architecture: Buildings of the International Photography Awards
2015 - Second at the Moscow International Photo Awards in the “Special Effects” category