Michel Audebert


In 1975, Michel Audebert artist's adventure begins. Photographer and plastician, he takes us along in a search towards the beauty or the message is as strong as the image. 

"Even more than a work on the representation, my research is the expression of the feeling which emanates from the photographed subject ... In my images, the repetition does not have a "hypnotic" goal... The least variation on the subject must modify our perception of it... I have a high idea of Photography as a mode of expression. In a parallel with reality and the time which passes, I regard this one as a major art... It can create the illusion of reality like the impression of stopped time. For me, photography is a formidable instrument of dream and nostalgia. » 

Here, in some lines, Michel Audebert, photographer and plastician, define and pose the scenery of his creative passion as a means of restoring a reality but more to express to see transcending the beauty of the world which surrounds it. 

In 1975 its adventure of artist begins; first steps in one of the birthplace of the French photographic expression while taking part in the meetings of the famous Photo-Club of the Val de Bièvres not far from recognized French Museum of Photography, then stage after stage, its career grow rich by meeting, collective exposures or in solo. 

How to determine or qualify its photographic work? Are there inspirations or Masters in whom it poses his own print?
It is true that with Michel Audebert one could find some traces identity, here or there of Lucien Clergue, of David Hamilton to quote only these two great figures of photography. Its photographic art is more complex than a simple correspondence, the parallels thus stop there. 

We are not in naked photography, nature or environmental. Its work causes a feeling, a feeling to see a reflexion; the graphic celebration of a form, a curve, a detail, a matter, will have for certain besides an effect contemplative and called upon the bottom of us with well anchored existential codes. 

Most astonishing in its work, it is that one cannot dissociate the desire of the photographer of magnifier his model that it results human or from nature and to give him a capacity to be expressed in a peaceful harmony like soliciting us with a form of safeguarding, of respect. © Michel Audebert
For the galerist J. Debaigts "... Actually, although it proposes images to us, it transmits also messages to us, those of its imaginary always in awakening. This man-photographer is an alchemist. In front of its objective nature yields with its aesthetic impulses, more than it imposes itself of it.... » 

Thus do not seek to categorize it in a field or another, observe its creations like works or its imaginary takes the step on reality. Moving or statics, its photography is an art at the same time easy of access and complex to decode, nothing is free and all is reflected and it is also what makes a work of art, its capacity to appear spontaneously and according to these proper codes. 

Michel Audebert is, an architect, a composer of the beauty which surrounds us, it takes form in a woman, a tree, a sky or a wave and finally it arises a feeling of a whole, single. With him, reality is abstract; finally of account it is another dimension which it proposes to us. 

In 1975, the photographer had been born.
It was gradually moulted as a plastician, a change which had not escaped besides Christian Langlois, member of the Academy of the Art schools who in 1997 caused the idea with the artist to make the entrance examination with CASA VELASQUEZ in Spain, international establishment of artistic and scientific creation. - Website FINE ART TV 

Michel Audebert is for me the archetype of the photographer at the same time creative in his way of working, traditional in his solid choices and... vice versa. Nature and artistic nudes are apparently and paradoxically two areas that one thinks are simple to fix because the themes are carriers and that they are approached by many photographers... but precisely they are also therefore extremely difficult to Conceive at a high level because maybe too common by "laymen".

Yet each image of Michel Audebert knows how to bring a perfect balance and an excellent visual potential that we remember even long after, and it is in this force where the beautiful can meet the sacred, and in this qualitative and creative impact that he expresses itself at best, knowing moreover that it is necessary to know sometimes curb its desire to go more in the quantitative to want to prefer only the qualitative and the sublime. It is here an "insider" choice assumed perfectly.

To expose Michel Audebert is thus to bring the beautiful, the natural and the sacred in a place and thus make it a temple... of nature and the human reunified for the better! - Marc MALDINEZ

Founding director of PHOTOBIS, Curator of Exhibitions