Born in Paris, France, in 1945.
After studying science (Master of Science in Physics 1969) and ten years devoted to painting, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand started using the photographic tools since 1980. His works, strictly analogical, black and white silver technique, are characterized with a playful imagination, combined with complex technologies such as the daguerreotype, the periphotography, the strobophotography, chemical toning, direct monotypes, photograms and to other inventions of his own.
Vanishing the notion of perspective, his images, although very sophisticated in their development, looks simplified as visual proverbs, purified as haikus.
Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand has exhibited worldwide and his works are part of the collections of prestigious museums such as: the MoMA in New York; the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the National Fund of Contemporary Art in Paris; Victoria Museum in Melbourne; the Sainsbury Centre Norwich (UK); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg; Museet for Fotokunst Odense (Denmark); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA); Collection Louis Vuitton; NOMA New Orleans (USA); Musée Français de la Photographie, Bièvre; Frac Alsace; Musée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur Saône (France); Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris; Stanford Museum of Art, California (USA); Banque de Luxembourg, among others.
Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand. Petites cosmogonies.
Éditions Mardaga (France), October 2007.
284 pages, hardcover.
ISBN : 9782870099582