Jean Yves Cousseau

French artist Jean-Yves Cousseau lives and works in the greater Paris area. Born after attending the École des Beaux-arts de Nantes.
For many years, his artistic approach has been mainly linked to photography, with occasional incursions, explorations, and experiments, over the course of exhibitions, in fields as different as video and installations.
His personal writing is as much about the photographic subject, its representation and immediacy, as it is about the alteration of the photographic work itself. By subjecting his photography to prolonged stays in water, to bad weather, making it shift from one state to another, modified by organic deposits or by chemical phenomena (oxidation, erosion of the sensitive emulsion...), he reveals the working of time; time putting its mark on it, endowing the work with a new memory.
His photographs are often assembled, creating polyptychs or installations, intimate or monumental, in which elements such as old mirrors, broken windows and various materials guide us towards an increasingly sensitive and penetrating approach to the work.
Author of several works and artist’s books in collaboration with other writers, Jean Yves Cousseau has been exhibiting his works in France and Europe for over 30 years. He has also worked as a scenographer and has provided the graphic design for numerous museum catalogues.
●rbis pictus
The world in pictures.
The world in motion.
7, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris, France
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