After successful engineer studies in Paris, Patrick Rimond moved to Japan where he spent nine inspiring years. In Osaka, he fully dedicated himself to photography, exhibiting in galleries and also working for magazines. His Japanese portraits and urban landscape are straight and sensitive capture of reality. The subtlety of Japanese spirituality allowed him to find a backing to adjust his relationship to the world. Since he came back to Europe, besides his photographic series, Patrick Rimond experimented collaboration with other artists like dancers and musicians and plastic artists. He also performed and started to manipulate his photographic prints.

Since 1998, his photographs have been presented several times a year in exhibitions (Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz in Nogent-sur-Marne France, Museum of History of Photography in Krakow Poland, Dufay-Bonnet Gallery in Paris France, Plaza Gallery / Tokyo Art Museum in Sengawa Japan, Festival Promenades Photographiques in Vendôme France, KH15 Gallery in Berlin Germany…). His photographs gave birth to four monographic books including « HUDROS, d’eau et de béton » (2016, iKi Editions) from which this series is extracted.

Patrick Rimond: « Watch the world and encounter its deepness. My practice of photography is first of all only contemplative. I look at the world intensely, be it landscapes or humans. I experience the distance with the outside world to situate myself. I photograph without judgment and without a priori in search of harmony. This ends up into neat compositions but without seeking the spectacular or the original. In the same research direction, I'm now interacting with the world through its representation by manipulating the prints.»

 

 


   

 EXPOSITION PERSONNELLE
   
2017
Festival Promenades Photographiques, Vendôme.*
2016
Plateforme , Paris.*
2010
KH15 Gallery , Berlin.
2009 Plaza Gallery, Tokyo Art Museum., Tokyo. *
2008 Galeria O.N., Curator Sabina Czajkowska, Poznan. *
2006 La Générale,Paris.

KH15 Gallery, Berlin.
2005 Festival Transphotographiques. Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini, Valenciennes, France.
2003 Hitomi Bushi D'eau Gallery, Paris.
2002 Graf museumgallery,Osaka.
1999 ISSISS Gallery, Kyoto.
1998 Belgium Flanders Museum Gallery, Osaka . *



EXPOSITION DE GROUPE
   
2016 Le Collectionneur Moderne, Paris. *
2015 La(b) Galerie Artyfact, Paris. *
2014 La(b) Galerie Artyfact, Paris. *
2012 DufayBonnet Gallery, Paris. *
2010 Plateforme, Paris. *
2009 Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. *
2008 Fnagp, Maison d'art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur-Marne, France. *

La Générale en Manufacture, Parcours West II, Sèvres, France. *
2004 Gallery Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris.

Maison de la photographie Nord Pas de Calais, Lille.*
2002 Museum of History of Photography, Krakow, Poland. *



BIBLIOGRAPHIE
   
2016 HUDROS, monographie, iKi éditions, 80 pages, France.*
2015 Arles Perspectives, monographie, iKi éditions, Collection Le Pont Rouge, 64 pages, France.*
2011 二十一世紀の浪人, Ronin du 21ème siècle, monographie, 6 héliogravures, Malaxe Editions, France.*
2010 Photosophy, collectif, Druka éditions, Lithuania.
2009 PORTRAITS, monographie, Presses de L'ENSTA éditions, 64 pages, France.



PERFORMANCE / PROJECTION


2016 Nuits photographiques de Pierrevert, projection,Pierrevert, France.*
2014 Avant de partir, performance, en appartement, Aubervilliers, France.
2013 La caravane à plumes "Deuxième constellation", Pannonica, Nantes, France.
2012 Le Kaléidoscope "Les Éparges", Festival Densités, Fresnes en Woëvre, France.
2011 Le Kaléidoscope "La Ciotat", Lucernaire, Paris, France.
2008 Projection, Atelier de Visu, Marseille, France.
2006 Vidéo "SELF Form" National Center for Contemporary arts, Moscow, Russian Federation.
2004 Performance photo+music with sound artist mamoru graf museum gallery, Osaka.
2000 Projection, Voies Off, Arles, France.*



PUBLICATION / CATALOGUE
Bruit Brut 04
Online magazine, Suspension, 3 pages | France 2014. *
FOTO #6 Magazine, series Désordres, 4 pages, Pologne, 2012.
Revue CequiSecret #2 Portraits, 2012. *
Images Magazine#49 Publication of Denis Darzacq's portrait, 2011.
Espace Aliés Guinard Catalogue, 12 pages, Paris 2011.
Galeria O.N. Catalogue with text critic by S. Czajkowska, 28 pages, Poland 2008.
Maison B.Anthonioz Catalogue of "Insomnies", fnagp, France 2008.
ARTEon Coverpage, Contempory art magazine, Poland August 2007. *
Aman Iman #1 Concept magazine, « photo(graphic) » research, 7 pages, France 2004. *
Nowa Fabryka II
Catalogue of exhibition « Temps des Energies », Polish Season in France, 2004.
Kyoto Journal « Perspective on Asia », STREET issue, Japan/USA 2003.
gm News Letter #4 Graf museum newsletter, 6 pages, Japan 2002.
Water Planet #1/3
International Art Book, Japan 2001/2002.
ArTV Artist's video portrait (5'45"), Palmares TV program, broadcast all over Canada 2002.
Kansai Time Out Cover page, Japan 1998.



RESIDENCE / AUTRES


2012 Nomad residency, La Caravane à Plumes, Pyrénées, France. *
2010 Art residency, Cequisecret, Nantes, France. *
2010 Creative residency for the piece Le Kaléidoscope with CHOREOS, contemporary dance company and musician Olivier Bartissol, La Ciotat, France.
2010 Co-founder of Plateforme, artist run gallery, Paris, France.*
2007/11 Member of La Générale en Manufacture, Artist residence, Sèvres, France.
2004/05 Curator for the Flanders Center Photographic Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
2001/05 Assignments for Agence VU, France.
2000 1 year artist visa, Japan.