Jean-Francois Rauzier

(French, b. 1952)

arbre de vie by jean-francois rauzier

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Arbre de Vie, 2014

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arches unies de pentagonie by jean-francois rauzier

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Arches unies de Pentagonie

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escalier grand palais by jean-francois rauzier

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Escalier Grand Palais

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made in ny by jean-francois rauzier

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Made in NY, 2013

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manhattan farms by jean-francois rauzier

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Manhattan Farms, 2013

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mosquée rustem pacha by jean-francois rauzier

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Mosquée Rustem Pacha

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potager du roi by jean-francois rauzier

Jean-Francois Rauzier

Potager du roi

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the met by jean-francois rauzier

Jean-Francois Rauzier

The Met, 2014

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Jean-Francois Rauzier

Vedute Lower East Side, 2013

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Biography

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)
Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China (solo)
Hyper-Versailles, Musée Lambinet, Versailles, France (solo)
Babel, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France (solo)
Promenades Photographiques, Vendôme, France (solo)
2011
The Annenberg Space for photography, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Dicesan Museum, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Bailly Gallery, Animals, Paris, France (solo)
2010
Musée des années 30, Espace 2030, Outremondes, Boulogne-Billancourt, France (solo)
Soho Building Gallery, New York, USA (solo)

Literature

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