Sebastien Reuzé, biography, install shots, exhibitions, artworks, photographies
Sébastien Reuzé is a French artist, born in 1970, currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium. He received his Diploma from Ecole Nationale des Arts Visuels de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium in 1997.
Reuzé’s work focuses on different artistic mediums and their relation to selected contemporary myths that have in common a reflection on time, its effects, its nature and its implications. Although most of Reuzé’s corpus is photographic, it also extends to the production of sculptural and editorial objects, as well as structural interventions on the display devices of his works. In his practice, he articulates the process of constant renewal of supports, formats, techniques, which are feeding an exaltation of the subjective and internalized potential of everyday life and natural scenery. Reuzé has a special relationship with colour; he is colour-blind and finds it difficult to distinguish magenta, a hue that dominates his work. He experiments with colour in every stage of the process: from the recording through to the presentation. In the darkroom, the photographic paper is manipulated, set on fire or torn into pieces. Reuzé shows us the essence of what photography is: light striking paper. The photographic object’s third, physical dimension is made tangible.
FOMU Antwerp (2019), FRAC Bretagne, Rennes (2014), Photography Museum, Charleroi, La Photographie à l’Épreuve de l’Abstraction, CPIF + Frac Haute Normandie (F, 2020), Hotel Solaire, FOMU, Antwerpen (B, 2019), RISING SUNSET, Galerie Catherine Bastide (2017), CAMERA(AUTO)CONTROL, Centre de La Photographie de Genève (CH, 2016) ; Magic and Power, Marta Herford Museum, Herford (D, 2016) ; Le Morning Etablissements d’En Face, Brussels (B, 2015) ; Dark Rising Sun, De La Charge, Brussels (B, 2015) ; Le Centre du Monde, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes (F, 2014) Young Belgian Art Prize,BOZAR, Brussels (B, 2005) ; 3 + 3 font…, Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France, Pontault-Combault (F, 2005) ; Sébastien Reuzé, La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes (F, 2003)
Selected Collections :
FOMU / Anwterp - CNAP / Paris - FRAC Normandie ROUEN / Rouen
La photographie à l’épreuve de l’abstraction - FRAC ROUEN - CPIF - L'ONDEAugust 30, 2020Produced jointly by the Frac Normandie Rouen, the Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France, and Micro Onde - Centre d'art de l'Onde, the exhibition La Photographie à l'épreuve de l'abstraction presents a panorama of the relationship between photography and abstraction in contemporary creation. It is conceived simultaneously in each of the three venues. This major and topical issue in the field of photography has not yet benefited from any major exhibition in France. Linked to the evolution of the status of the image as well as to the development of new technologies since...