Overview

Inspired by the golden age of still life in the 16th and 17th centuries, Thierry Genay photographs everyday objects like a cabinet of curiosities.

Thierry Genay's photography is heir to a style of painting which, in the absence of noble and sublime motifs, is nourished by a perception of everyday life. His photographic compositions are part of this ever-renewed history of still life, itself a mirror of lifestyles, of a daily reality which is thus illustrated, humanistic or spiritual, of a reflection on the harmony of nature, but always an echo of the intimate.

 

His work is a cabinet of curiosities composed of simple, natural or manufactured objects. These are objects that lose their quality of use to become form and material, thus integrating that of the background. Modest objects that enhance each other to the point where, their values becoming equal, they blend into a composition that slides towards abstraction. It is a work in which one removes rather than adds. It is about orchestrating a precise silence, the expression of a seemingly quiet balance between forms and materials, between fullness and emptiness, between what is seen and what is not.

Works
Exhibitions
Biography

Thierry Genay graduated from the Fine Arts School of Bordeaux. He lives and works in Toulouse, France.

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

 

2020

Les 111 des arts, Toulouse, France

Reg’Art Festival, Gruissan, France

Les Vendanges de l’art Festival, Leucate, France

Les 111 des arts, Lille, France

Solo show, La Maison B.A.U., Narbonne, France

 

2019

La Maison B.A.U., Narbonne, France

Impression de mai Festival, Rencontres photographiques, Cugnaux, France

2nd Prize of the Festival

Les 111 des arts, Lille, France

Galerie Alain Daudet, Toulouse, France

 

2018

AAF Hamburg, Germany

AAF Amsterdam, Netherlands

Terres en Reflets, Maison de l’Artisanat et des Métiers d’Art, Marseille, France

Galerie Estampille, Bazas, France

AAF Hampstead, London, UK

Lausanne Art Fair, Lausanne, Switzerland

Art’titudes, Flourens, France - 1st Prize for Photography

AAF Brussels, Belgium

AAF Battersea, London, UK

 

2017

AAF Hamburg, Germany

Les 111 des Arts, Toulouse, Lyon and Paris, France

AAF Amsterdam, Netherlands

AAF Stockholm, Sweden

AAF New York, USA

AAF Battersea, London, UK

AAF Brussels, Belgium

 

2016

Les 111 des Arts, Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, France

Centre d’Initiatives Artistiques du Mirail / Bibliothèque Universitaire Centrale, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Toulouse

AAF Hampstead, London, UK

Château Haut Nouchet, Martillac, France

Galerie Estampille, with painter Peter Hopker, Bazas, France

AAF Battersea, London, UK

AAF Brussels, Belgium

Galerie Christine Clavère, Toulouse, France

 

2015

Salon Art3f, Mulhouse, France

AAF Amsterdam, Netherlands

Les 111 des Arts, Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, France

Voeux d’Artistes, Marseille, France

Salon d’automne de Colomiers

Cuq en Terrasses, Cuq Toulza

Les Arts conjugués, Mairie de Pin Balma

 

2014

Les 111 des Arts, Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, France

Galerie Mirail Studio, Université du Mirail, Toulouse, France

Les Estivales Lagorre, Château de Seix, France

Galerie Christine Clavère, Toulouse, France

 

2013

Galerie Christine Clavère, Toulouse, France

Les 111 des Arts, Paris and Toulouse, France

 

2012

Les 111 des arts, Paris and Toulouse, France

Galerie Soleil Bleu, Lodève, France

 

2011

Galerie Phare Sud, Gruissan, France

Solo Show, Cuq en Terrasses, Cuq Toulza

Les 111 des arts, Toulouse, France

 

2010

Les 111 des arts, Toulouse, France