Timeline

1976
Graduated from the School Louis Lumière
In 2002, when Jean-François Rauzier created his first hyper-photographs, he was already an established photographer in search of a new creative method that would differ considerably from the traditional model. He strove to capture “the panorama and the macro view all at once, to stop the time and to have the possibility of viewing all the details of a static image”. Rauzier’s works transform the reality, they fascinate with their scale, and take their viewer on a journey through the visible world. In Rauzier uses thousands of high-resolution close-ups views and collages them into monumental pictures thus maintaining the focus and sharpness of the smallest detail. Rauzier carefully composes each element, creating his own supernatural man-made world. Using digital technologies, he cuts, moves and constructs tree-trunks, branches, leaves and many other objects carefully collected during long photographic sessions to inspire a new fantastic landscape, a capricious picture or a baroque masterpiece. He weaves a magical space, to embody surreal visions, to lead the viewer past the fantasy. He strives to transform the world according to his dreams, wishes and anxieties, and to recreate the magic and secrecy of ancient legends and stories using 21st century media.

Exhibitions

2012
Obsession of Space, hammer gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2012
Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China (solo)
2012
Hyper-Versailles, Musée Lambinet, Versailles, France (solo)
2012
Babel, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France (solo)
2012
Promenades Photographiques, Vendôme, France (solo)
2011
The Annenberg Space for photography, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2011
Dicesan Museum, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2011
Bailly Gallery, Animals, Paris, France (solo)
2010
Musée des années 30, Espace 2030, Outremondes, Boulogne-Billancourt, France (solo)
2010
Soho Building Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2010
Federal Reserve, Washington, USA (solo)
2009
10 ans prix Arcimboldo, Musée du Montparnasse, Paris, France (solo)
2009
The real and the virtual, Festival international de la photographie, Seoul, Korea (solo)
2009
Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2009
Forthcoming in November with Waterhouse & Dodd, London (solo)
2009
Les plaisirs de Martell Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia (solo)
2009
L’Art en Direct Showroom, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Galerie Embiricos, Paris, France (solo)
2009
Galerie Bailly, Paris, France (solo)
2008
Parcours parisien de la photographie, Paris, France (solo)
2008
Galerie Cosmos, Prix Arcimboldo, Paris, France (solo)
2008
Mois de la photographie, Galerie Basia Embiricos, Paris, France (solo)
2008
Galerie Honfleur, Washington DC (solo)
2007
EDF Foundation, Bazacle Espace, Toulouse, France (solo)
2007
L’Art en Direct Showroom, Paris, France (solo)
2007
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, USA (solo)

Literature

2008
Jean- François Rauzier, Prix Arcimboldo, Hervé Le Goff in Le Photographe
2007
Un monde hors limite, Elisabeth Couturier
2007
Quazi una fantasia, Sandro Iovine in Il Fotografo
2007
Les récompenses des derniers prix photo no. 16 L. H. in Connaissance des Arts
2007
Parcours Photo, Matons, Marie-Odile Perulli in Elle
2007
Arrêt sur images, VZ in Version Femina
2007
Bienvenue dans la cinquième dimension, Elisabeth Couturier in Paris
2007
Match Jean François Rauzier’s Hyperphotos, Larry Brownstein in Ranger Finder
2006
Time for Digital, Barden Prisant in Art Business News
2006
Sandro Iovine in Manifesto