Matthieu Venot - contemporary Photography

Matthieu
Venot
France
born on: 
26 Feb, 1979
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awards(s): 

2017 - Moscow International Foto Award, Architecture/Industrial, Silver
2017 - 1st place in non-professional Advertising at PX3, Prix de la photographie, Paris
2016 - Gram Awards

exhibition(s): 

2018 - "Constructions-Déconstructions", exhibition at the Villa Violet, Paris (France)
2018 - "Couleurs", exhibition la Halle au Sucres, Dunkerque, France
2017 - Salon de la Photo, with Artistics Gallery, Paris
2017 - "Pastel Perspectives", Fine Art Museum, Nigni Tagil, Russia
2016 - “Pastel Perspectives” Solo Show at Space Place Gallery, Nigni Tagil (Russia)
2016 - "BRST" solo show, Mac Orlan Cultural Space, Brest (France)
2015 - Fotofever Art Fair with Artistics gallery, Paris (France)
2015 - #emptyelysee exhbition at the Palais de l'Elysée (home of the French Presiency), Paris (France)
2015 - "Perspective Carrée" group show organized by lesphotographes.org, La Galerie d'Art, Paris (France)
2014 - "Le Grand Bazar" solo show organized by Kuuutch, Les Etablis, Brest (France)
Matthieu
Venot
opened up his studio to us. Watch the video of our visit to learn more about the artist's approach.

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about: 

Matthieu Venot left the world of music and being instinctively creative took up photography... at the ripe age of 35.

Matthieu Venot started out with a strong desire to rediscover his town of origin, Brest in Brittany and captures it from his perspective.

Focusing his lens on architectural details and adopting fairly constructivist angles, the artist succeeds in creating abstract geometric images. He only photographs when the weather is incredibly good and thus Matthieu uses the immaculate sky like the background in a studio. This, he maintains, is his way of not disturbing the composition of his pictures : simple and graphic. Lines cross over and overlap. shapes stand out from this blue background and have us forgetting what we are observing : a roof, a wall, a railing, a balcony.

The blue sky background also enhances the colours. Colour is, in fact, of the utmost importance in Matthieu Venot's photography. Excluding the Breton greyness, the photographer transforms the town and has us thinking more of California or Florida. According to the artist, the choice of pastel colours is a way of transmitting, through his photos, his own personal optimism.

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