Grégoire Soussan is a French artist-photographer born in Bordeaux in 1975. At the age of 14 he became fascinated by photography, taking his first shots on the island of Saint Martin, where he spent his childhood.
Later, he photographs leading figures, including Henri Salvador, John Travolta, Penelope Cruz, Zinedine Zidane and Mikhail Gorbachev.
After years of discipline and extreme rigor, he became an artist, art having become for him the only means of expression capable of addressing the various ideas by which he was fascinated. In effect, Grégoire, the sole author of all his photographs, believes that his images should not mirror a pre-existing discourse but, instead, create a discourse of their own.
He was revealed to the public in a personal exhibition alongside Lionel Estève and John Armleder at the Château de Vert Mont, in which he proposed a dialogue between painting and photography. Soussan’s idea of placing a nude under Armleder’s paintings had a great impact, the charm and sensuality of the model combining with the voluptuousness and intelligence of the paintings. With his outstanding photography, Grégoire gave life to the paintings and magnified the role of photography.
Exploiting the perfection of the medium and applying an intense level of creativity, Soussan produces vibrant photographs shot through with a powerful humanity and a sense of humour that sometimes flirts with provocation. Every one of his images tells a story or reroutes History, questioning our perception of reality and fiction, of the forbidden and the banal, of the iconic and the symbolic, and of uniformity and diversity..Ennui and repetition are terms that must be banished in any definition not only of his art but also of his life. Learning and unlearning and ensuring that technique is a servant of creativity are the only watchwords. His objective is to reach us all.
Exposition " Burn Out " de Grégoire Soussan - Paris Novembre 2017 Espace Thorigny - PARIS 3emeCommissaire d'exposition : Barbara Lagié
Le Château de Vert-Mont, haut lieu de l'art contemporain après avoir reçu successivement les artistes Lionel Estève puis John Arlméder accueille Grégoire Soussan qui y proposera un dialogue entre peinture et photographie. L ’artiste va faire sensation grâce à sa proposition qui met en scène un nu en équilibre sous les peintures d’Armléder où la sensualité et le charme du modèle rencontrent la volupté et l’intelligence des peintures. L'exposition comporte différentes séries photographiques de l'artiste ainsi que des vidéos " Anonymes, le morphing " et " Bubble fiction ".