L’aventure photographique de Frédéric Bourret a débuté en 2000 à New York en tant qu’autodidacte. Les clichés capturés au cours de ses déambulations matinales ont rapidement attiré l’attention et ont été exposés dans une galerie de renom à Paris. À travers l’objectif de son appareil photo, il a partagé sa vision unique de la ville, en mettant en avant les lignes architecturales et en créant des compositions graphiques d’un New York quasiment désert aux premières heures du jour.
Fort de cette première réussite, porté par une curiosité profonde et une passion pour les sciences et les mathématiques, il poursuit son parcours artistique en capturant l’invisible qui se cache dans le monde qui nous entoure.
Les éléments du quotidien prennent une dimension exceptionnelle sous son regard. Cette approche se reflète dans tous ses thèmes, qu’il explore la perception des reflets, le passage du temps et la théorie des cordes, symbolisé à travers un voyage en train, l’influence de la lumière sur le corps féminin, ou la posture de l’attente à travers diverses cultures. Sa vision unique du quotidien nous invite à poser un regard différent sur des aspects que nous avons tendance à négliger.
Il obtient le prix coup de coeur de la bourse des talents en photographie. Il expose à New York, Paris, mais également à Genève et dans de multiples galeries comme le Manoir de Cologny, la Galerie Verdeau,… Des journaux comme la Tribune de Genève, Connaissance des Arts, Le Figaro Lui consacre des articles. On dit de lui : « qu’il Capte l’intensité de ces instants cachés et mystérieux avec élégance et sincérité (Evene, Le Figaro)» « Un regard très particulier sur la ville ‘qui ne dort jamais’ (Le Nouvel Observateur) » « He is an artist and a free man, curious about everything, who ventures wherever his creativity takes him. He has exhibited in New York, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, and even Art Basel. He touches all categories, the street, the conceptual, the nude, and it suits him (London Street Art Magazine) »
Frédéric Bourret’s photographic journey began in 2000 as a self-taught photographer in New York. The snapshots captured during his morning wanderings quickly garnered attention and were exhibited in a renowned gallery in Paris. Through the lens of his camera, he shared his unique vision of the city, emphasizing architectural lines and creating graphic compositions of a nearly deserted New York in the early hours of the day.
Building on this initial success, driven by deep curiosity and a passion for science and mathematics, he continued his artistic journey by capturing the invisible elements hidden in the world around us. Everyday elements took on an exceptional dimension through his gaze.
This approach is reflected in all of his themes, whether he explores the perception of reflections, the passage of time and string theory symbolized through a train journey, the influence of light on the female body, or the posture of waiting across various cultures.
His unique perspective on the everyday invites us to look differently at aspects we tend to overlook. He received the « coup de coeur » prize from the Bourse des Talents in photography. He has exhibited in New York, Paris, as well as in Geneva and in multiple galleries like the Manoir de Cologny and the Galerie Verdeau. Newspapers such as La Tribune de Genève, Connaissance des Arts, and Le Figaro have dedicated articles to him. He is described as « capturing the intensity of these hidden and mysterious moments with elegance and sincerity (Evene, Le Figaro), » « having a very particular view of the city that never sleeps (Le Nouvel Observateur), » and « being an artist and a free man, curious about everything, who ventures wherever his creativity takes him. He has exhibited in New York, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, and even Art Basel. He touches all categories, the street, the conceptual, the nude, and it suits him (London Street Art Magazine). »
Connaissance des Arts
« Dépouillée de ses couleurs, de son grouillement, ramenée à la pureté de ses lignes au point de frôler l’abstraction, la Big Apple de Bourret retrouve son calme et son humanité. »
« Stripped of its colors, its bustling activity, reduced to the purity of its lines to the point of approaching abstraction, Bourret’s Big Apple regains its tranquility and humanity. »
Evene, Le Figaro
« Frédéric Bourret figure l’indicible. Capte l’intensité de ces instants cachés et mystérieux avec élégance et sincérité. »
« Frédéric Bourret represents the ineffable. He captures the intensity of these hidden and mysterious moments with elegance and sincerity. »
London Street Art Magazine
« Frédéric Bourret is an artist and a free man, curious about everything, who ventures wherever his creativity takes him. He has exhibited in New York, Paris, Berlin, Geneva, and even Art Basel. He touches all categories, the street, the conceptual, the nude, and it suits him. »
« Frédéric Bourret est un artiste et un homme libre, curieux de tout, qui s’aventure là où sa créativité le conduit. Il a exposé à New York, Paris, Berlin, Genève, et même à Art Basel. Il explore toutes les catégories, que ce soit la rue, le conceptuel, le nu, et cela lui convient. »
« Nous avons particulièrement aimé le travail de Frédéric Bourret et sa transgression politique et photographique dans le temps (extrêmement troublante) »
« We particularly appreciated Frédéric Bourret’s work and his political and photographic transgression through time (extremely unsettling). »
Artinfo, Louise Blouin Média
h »Le plaisir conféré par Behind Waiting réside en partie dans cette progression, dans ce glissement, strate après strate, au coueur d’une image apparemment neutre. Dans une brillante contradiction, ces images-vitrines figent le réel, autant qu’elles déploient le regard du spectateur quelque part, là dérrière… Plus loin qu’il ne l’aurait soupçonné. »
« The pleasure granted by ‘Being Waiting’ resides in part in this progression, in this shifting, layer after layer, at the heart of an apparently neutral image. In a brilliant contradiction, these window images freeze the real, as much as they unfold the viewer’s gaze somewhere, back there… Further than they might have suspected. »
« Behind Waiting » by Frédéric Bourret is an innovative work that transcends the boundaries of time and art. By capturing life in different cities, Bourret unleashes the viewer’s power of interpretation, subtly blending eras and cultures. His images encourage us to see beyond appearances, to create our own narratives and meanings. Through captivating visual techniques, he reminds us that imagination knows no bounds. Bourret offers us a unique perspective on modern life while leaving room for our own interpretation.
MESSAGES CACHES DE L’EAU (ceci n’est pas de l’eau)
In « The Hidden Messages of Water » Frédéric Bourret explores the subjectivity of perception. He questions whether our first-time encounters with subjects can truly be unbiased, considering how our experiences and culture influence our view. Frédéric sets a perception trap by revisiting the same subject at different times, making certainty grow with repetition. He challenges the nature of the reflection: Is it water, glass, or a facade? Could it be an optical illusion? Through harmonies of color, Bourret offers a glimpse of 21st-century cathedrals, provoking thought on our subjective interpretations.
Frédéric Bourret’s photographic journey in New York City spans five years, refining his unique style. His astonishing captures challenge convention with their striking angles. Entranced by cities, he seeks the enchanting and extraordinary within the everyday urban life. He explores not only his subjects but also his own hesitations, convictions, and detachment. His style lays bare the city’s raw beauty, often devoid of human figures, paying homage to its proportions and poetry.
TRAIN DE SCHRODINGER
Young Albert Einstein’s train journeys sparked his reflections and inspired his future physics theories. He pondered, « If someone were born on a train and always lived there, they’d think the train is still, and the world outside is in motion. »
Frédéric Bourret, though not a physicist, captures an essence that would have resonated with the young Einstein. Through a collage of different moments on the same train, mixing unrelated passengers, he dissects our notions of time and space. His imagery reveals the nuanced impact of motion on our space-time reality. Each window becomes a unique and timeless frame, a frozen moment in time, wrapped in crumpled paper, blending past and present lives into a unified vision.
Frédéric Bourret, known for his urban photography books, presents a distinct work titled « A découvert » It explores women, sensuality, and maternal instincts from dual perspectives. Sociologist A. Mahé introduces the book, which is divided into three sections: the first and third showcase photos on a blank canvas, leaving interpretation to the reader.
The central part, set against a black background, features unique interpretations by both a man and a woman, providing a diverse analysis of each image. This adds depth to the book, encouraging debate and understanding between genders. The images depict women’s natural sensuality in everyday settings, resonating with viewers’ personal feelings.
This series at Gallery 9 to 5, New York, offers a fresh perspective on rural landscapes, portraying tranquil oases of order. It explores the interplay between organic and geometric elements, reflecting humanity’s desire to shape nature in its image and maintain control. Humans have an inherent drive to bring order to their surroundings and categorize their experiences. This series showcases the extraordinary determination to impose order on a beautifully disordered world, emphasizing our pursuit of comfort and stability in life.
According to Aristotle, « Man is a political animal » naturally inclined to city life, where discourse structures language, ideas, and moral concepts, enabling social existence. In contemporary society, discourse orchestration and global event mediatization play a central role. Media amplifies and disseminates information to the masses, creating a new accessible reality. Media and reality continuously interact, shaping fresh interpretations of our daily lives.
Frédéric Bourret’s « J+1 » series aims to capture the foundational connection between media discourse and society. The stark negative treatment, both an aesthetic choice and a revealer, deciphers an ever-evolving reality.
SONGES d’une nuit envoutée
Childhood… with its subtle threats, secret and anxious resonances beneath the calm of days.
When night falls, fantasies take over. In the darkness of their room, children lose their visual reference points, and indistinct shapes become fertile ground for imagination. A new world unfolds, a fantastical realm where dolls come to life, and monsters lurk beneath the beds. It’s a world that adults can’t comprehend because they can’t protect.
They can only explain that shadows are just tricks of light. But how can you understand what a shadow is when you’re 1, 3, or 5 years old, and what you see is, and it makes much more sense this way? So let them be frightened, and listen to their fears if they’re willing to share them. When they regain a sense of security, their favorite pastime will be playing… at scaring themselves.
GRAINES DE VIOLENCE
I remember a teacher who encouraged us to write in Italian, fostering creativity. Frédéric Bourret’s « Seeds of Violence » series reflects the alliance between technology and daily violence, missing a hopeful image from the TV’s early, unifying days. Over time, TV’s influence has grown, akin to social media’s impact. The series evokes a need for change, prompting us to acknowledge our complicity in the perpetuation of violence. Through sober and elegant aesthetics, the images convey personal, spontaneous reactions and reinforce the power of art in seeking beauty amid violence. This series highlights the importance of evolving our civilization and values.
MISSING FREDERIC BOURRET
In a two-day creative challenge, Frédéric Bourret embraces a unique form of artistic expression: naked self-portraiture. It’s not gratuitous, but rather a universal statement, where the artist symbolizes all of humanity and spirituality. The photo series « Missing » raises questions about our loss of fundamental freedoms. By capturing daily activities in the nude, Bourret highlights the impact of our consumer habits. Simple nudity transforms mundane situations into incongruous ones, amplified by the photos within photos. This thought-provoking artwork blurs the lines between the artist’s self-discovery and the world’s search for the artist, sparking a profound debate.
Artistic creation is a deeply personal and transformative journey for an artist. It is a process of delving into the depths of one’s soul, harnessing raw emotions, and channeling them into a tangible form that transcends ordinary expression. With every brushstroke, musical note, or sculpted form, the artist breathes life into their inner world, bridging the gap between the intangible and the tangible.
This creative act is an exploration of the self, a means of self-discovery and self-expression. It’s a continuous quest to uncover the profound, the beautiful, and the enigmatic within one’s psyche and the world that surrounds them.
The artist’s canvas, stage, or medium becomes a sacred space where their innermost thoughts and feelings are laid bare for the world to witness.
Artistic creation is also a dialogue with the past and the present, a reflection of the artist’s unique perspective on the human condition and the world’s complexities. It serves as a mirror to society, sparking conversations and pushing boundaries. It is a testament to the enduring power of human imagination and creativity. Through their art, artists invite others to share in their journey, evoking emotions, challenging beliefs, and inspiring a shared sense of wonder in the boundless realm of artistic creation.
Frédéric Bourret is a renowned French photographer known for his thought-provoking and innovative art. His work often challenges conventional boundaries and explores profound themes.
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