BAPTISTE RABICHON

BAPTISTE RABICHON

Baptiste Rabichon composes his photographs like a painter. An RC photographic paper is his blank canvas, a territory of exploration for his composition process, mixing analog photography, digital images and the projection of diverse objects from his daily life. Within the darkness of the darkroom he gathers his memories while shaking up our relation to photography. Flowers picked a few days before are placed on the enlarger and mixed with pictures collected from the Internet or in magazines. But the almost scienti c approach of his aesthetic, which might evokes the herbaria of 21st century botanists, it’s disturbed by the sensuality of a mysterious female gure gently lying on the paper

The making of stencils of various shapes and sizes is also a key point in his work. By keeping the light from reaching the paper, these elements created ad hoc and with thoroughness contribute to the creation of this harmonious fusion of human bodies and vegetal inlay. Some outcomes in certain areas of the paper proof that chance always has its word to say.

Born in Montpellier in 1987, Baptiste Rabichon lives and works in Paris. After viticulture and oenology studies, he went to ENSA Dijon in 2009, to ENSBA Lyon in 2011 and finally to ENSBA Paris in 2012. In 2015 he joined the National Studio for Contemporary Arts (Le Fresnoy) from which he graduated in 2017 with honors from the jury. He is the recipient of 2017 BMW residency and participates to the 63th Salon de Monrouge.

1987, Lives and works in Paris, France

EDUCATION


– 2015/2017 : FRESNOY
– 2012/2014 : ENSBA Paris
– 2011/2012 : ENSBA Lyon
– 2009/2011 : ENSA Dijon

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2019
17ème, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2018
En ville, Cloître Saint-Trophime, Rencontres d’Arles, France
Dame de cœur, PB PROJECT Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

2017
There Should Have Been Roses, Lianzhou Museum of Photography, Lianzhou, Chine

2016
Les discrètes, 71B, Paris, France

2015
Libraries, RVB Books, Paris, France

2015
Tout se délitait en parties, Galerie du Crous, Paris, France

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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2018
63ème Salon de Montrouge, Le Beffroi, Montrouge
Dos au mur, 18 rue Larrey, Paris
Mutations, Gujral Foundation, Delhi, Inde

2017 :
Rêvez !, Collection Lambert, Avignon
Zadigacité, en duo avec Morgane Tschiember, Delta Studio, Roubaix
Surfaces sans cible, 22 Visconti, Paris
L’eau de vos yeux, douze architectures géniales, 11bis Elzévir, Paris
Roman (Panorama 19), Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
Emulsions, Arnaud Deschin Galerie, Paris
Incarnations, Galerie Jean Collet, Vitry
Les yeux levés vers ces hauteurs qui semblaient vides, Le Cric, Nîmes

2016 :
Une inconnue d’avance, Villa Emerige, Paris
Ma samaritaine, Samaritaine, Paris
Panorama 18, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing
L’échelle de la représentation, Immix Galerie, Paris
ICM, Icart, Paris
Art Up !, Grand Palais, Lille

2015
Supplices de l’instable, 24 rue Davoust, Pantin
Mulhouse 015, Biennale de Mulhouse, Mulhouse
Chers objets (2), Galerie Immanence, Paris
Chers objets (1), Refectoire des cordeliers, Paris
50 x 70, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris
Sélection du Prix HSBC pour la photographie, HSBC, Paris
Sélection du Prix Icart 2015, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris

2014
Learning distances, 6b, Saint-Denis
Variation, Espace des Blancs-Manteaux, Paris
Cul, Espace Le Huit, Paris

2013
Hollywood Caillou, Galerie des Multiples, Paris
Projet Rue Gustave Goublier, Paris
5191, IESA, Paris

PUBLICATIONS


2018
En ville, Editions du Trocadéro, Paris

2015
Scanners Frolics, Rrose Éditions, RVB Books, Paris
Libraries, RVB Books, Paris

RESIDENCIES


2018
Moly-Sabata

2017
Lauréat de la résidence photographique BMW 2017

2017
Flash France, Institut Culturel Français, New-Delhi, Inde

2016
Écritures de lumière, Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon-sur-Saône