Born in 1979, lives and works in Brest, France

Awards
2017
Moscow International Foto Award, Architecture/Industrial, Silver
Prix de la Photographie Paris, Advertising/Architecture, Gold

2016
International Photography Awards, Industrial, Honorable Mention
Gram Awards, Art, Architecture And Design

Biography
Matthieu Venot was born in 1979 in France. Studying sound engineer and working in the world of music. A need to create, Matthieu Venot left the world of music and being instinctively creative took up photography... at the ripe age of 35.

Since 2014, he has focused on developing his own photographic language. Focusing his lens on architectural details and adopting fairly constructivist angles, the artist succeeds in creating abstract geometric images. He only photographs when the weather is incredibly good and thus Matthieu uses the immaculate sky like the background in a studio. This, he maintains, is his way of not disturbing the composition of his pictures : simple and graphic. Lines cross over and overlap. shapes stand out from this blue background and have us forgetting what we are observing : a roof, a wall, a railing, a balcony.

The blue sky background also enhances the colours. Colour is, in fact, of the utmost importance in Matthieu Venot's photography. Excluding the Breton greyness, the photographer transforms the town and has us thinking more of California or Florida. According to the artist, the choice of pastel colours is a way of transmitting, through his photos, his own personal optimism.

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Press

GQ , 2018
Nouvel Obs, 2018
fubiz , 2017
Ignant , 2016
Yatzer , 2016
Creative Boom , 2016
The Steidz Magazine , 2016
Grafik , 2016
Juxtapoz , 2016
Journal du design , 2015
Coté Maison , 2015
Journal du design , 2015
It's nice that , 2015
FishEye Magazine , 2015
Goodmoods , 2015
AA13 , 2015
Aesthetica Magazine , 2015
We And The Color , 2015
TTT magazine , 2015
TrendLand , 2015

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Exhibitions

 

2018
The Art Plug Power House, Miami, USA
Couleurs, Halle au sucres, Dunkerque, France
Constructions-Déconstruction, Villa Violet, Paris, France
French Pop, Duo Show with Keymi, Foxx Galerie, Zurick, Swiss

2017
Paris Photo Prize winner's exhibition, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris
Pastel Perspectives, Fine Art Museum, Nigni Tagil, Russia

2016
To The Sound Of Colours, Artistics, Paris, France
Pastel Perspectives, Space Place Gallery, Nigni Tagil, Russia
Constructivus, Group show organized by Kuuutch, Les Etablis, Brest
BRST, Mac Orlan Cultural Space, Brest

2015
AW 2015, You Are Here Concept Store, Eindhoven
#emptyelysee, Palais de l'Elysée, Paris
Perspective Carrée, La Galerie d'Art, Paris

2014
Le Grand Bazar, Les Etablis, Brest

 

MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPER

Air France Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, Coté Ouest, TTT Magazine, De Morgen Magazine, M.P.A, Paulette Magazine

 

ART FAIRS

2019
Art Palm Beach: The Art Plug, Palm Beach, USA

2018
Affordable Art Fair with Galerie Koo, Hong Kong

2017
Affordable Art Fair with Galerie Koo, Hong Kong

2015
Fotofever Art Fair with Artistics Gallery, Paris

 

Ⓒ 2019 Matthieu Venot