What could be more banal around the age of 50 than trying to understand what is essential to our existence and taking a step back from the race we are leading within our society, and try to put this last stage of our existence into perspective.
At the same time try to understand this distancing, this frightening but abstract crevice, hence the difficulty of apprehending it, which we continue to constantly enlarge with nature, until the break, which perhaps will bring us to our loss ?
I thus wished to get closer to the elements, the Earth, the Air, the Water and the Wood which are familiar to me and which however I do not look at enough. I observed, contemplated then meditated, I exposed myself, at least I coped without cheating, in order to become one with the moment and these elements. To be with them, to go to the essential, to the simplest, and to be as close as possible to our origins to perhaps be better reborn and perhaps for the first time, to live. It is this reunion with our origins, this nature, ourselves, that I wanted to share with you.
About Bruno Palisson
It was with a ‘Goldy’ Box camera, a gift from his father, that Bruno Palisson took his first photographs at the age of 10. Throughout his adolescence, he asserted himself through this medium, setting up a freelance practice at the age of 17.
Three years later he began a professional career as an architectural photographer, working for agencies and magazines. At the same time, he was studying for a degree in architecture and in 1994, with his colleague Jean-Luc Calligaro, he founded the architecture agency Atelier PO & PO in Paris. In 1997 he represented the company Polaroïd in France for the brand’s 50th anniversary and in 1999, he co-directed an artistic campaign for the candy brand Cachous Lajaunie as part of a collective. In 1999, he took part in the Festival d’Art sans Fin in Bern, and this work was presented in the program Tracks on Arte. The artworks of Bruno Palisson, Photographer and Architect, are frequently shown and are part of Private Collections.
The Artist’s work is particularly selected by various Photography Festivals such as “Les Voies Off” of Les Rencontres Internationales d’Arles (2019), the “Festival les Focales du Pays d’Auge” of Honfleur (2020), the “Surrealist Festival” of Fréjus (2021), the “Présence(s) Photographie Festival” of Montélimar (2022); and are published in professional magazines, such as L’Œil de la Photographie, Openeye, Fisheye and Réponses Photo. Since 2021, Bruno Palisson is represented by Art Trope Gallery and has shown his work at Arles Expositions des Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, at the ST-ART Contemporary Art Fair in Strasbourg and at the VOLTA Contemporary Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland.
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Transcription of Dodho’s article by Art Trope Gallery’s team.