Overview

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."

Works
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Biography

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

 

2018
AFF Hambourg
Context ArtMiami
Scope Miami
AFF Amsterdam
AFF Battersea, Londres
AFF New York
Art Elysée, Paris
Art Market Hamptons
Galerie Enviedart, Paris 8
AFF Brussels

2017
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

2016
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

2015
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

2014
Grand Palais de Paris - Salon des Artistes Français - Paris, France

 


AWARDS

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