Center Beaubourg Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, The British Library London, The Spencer Collection New York, Bibliothèque Royale de Bruxelles, private collections Europe, USA, Japan.
Specialist in black and white and light work in the studio, author of the artist's book CORRESPONDANCES (unpublished text by Kenneth White) and numerous exhibitions.
Jean-Michel Renaudin has worked for 30 years in Paris for publishing and communication agencies.
A passionate photographer from childhood, he was trained in Switzerland at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey, then was assistant to Renato Celio in Venice and Peter Lippmann in Paris.
Nature in its urban setting, offered to the eye in large compositions. Pieces of nature that we meet without sticking to, which are part of our everyday life but which we often ignore in favour of dreams of a pure and distant nature. Dark and sensual images, tactile, odoriferous. . . The work flirts with the abstraction without making it a formal frame. Nature is dressed by photographic light, it is accessible and powerful at the same time. “My weeds”, as J-M Renaudin likes to say, are the force-made fragility – like the frail reed of the fable that never breaks, even in the face of the voracity of the city.