Matthieu Venot (FR, 1979) is a french artist photographer who lives and works in Brest, France. Matthieu Venot started out with a strong desire to rediscover his town of origin, Brest in Brittany and captures it from his perspective.
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.
2016 – “Pastel Perspectives” Solo Show at Space Place Gallery, Nigni Tagil (Russia)
2016 – “Constructivus” group show organized by Kuuutch, Les Etablis, Brest (France)
2016 – “BRST” solo show, Mac Orlan Cultural Space, Brest (France)
2015 – AW 2015 at You Are Here Concept Store (Nederland)
2015 – #emptyelysee exhbition at the Palais de l’Elysée, Paris (France)
2015 – “Perspective Carrée” group show, La Galerie d’Art, Paris (France)
2014 – “Le Grand Bazar” solo show organized by Kuuutch, Les Etablis, Brest (France)
2016 – International Photography Awards – Industrial – Honorable Mention
2016 – Gram Awards – Art, Architecture & Design
Splash & Grab
It’s nice that
Journal du design
This Very Instant
La boite verte
MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS
De Morgen Magazine
M.P.A (Merci Pour l’Adresse)
ADEUPa de la ville de Brest
2015 – Fotofever Art Fair with Artistics gallery, Paris (France)