Thierry Bigaignon is delighted to announce that Rémi Noël is now represented by the eponym gallery. Rémi Noël is a poet who uses images as his main language. His photographs, carrying a deep sense of freedom - that same freedom sought after by most travellers -, brilliantly mingles imagination with reality.
Rémi didn't start photography at the age of 6 with his grandfather's Rolleiflex, even tough he only uses traditional film cameras. He was 30 when he set his desire for images free and produced a few still lifes at his place, in Paris. It wasn’t long until he decided to leave his Parisian studio for the American far West. He will soon make it his favorite playground, an open-air XXL studio! From this very first American journey, he created a unique creation process, whereby he spends a full year preparing his images before going on his annual ten-day trip and shoot. The landscapes he travels through, cradle of the American civilization, constitutes his infinite source of inspiration. He revisits the archetypes of the American myth: the motels with their illuminated signs, the deserts and the highways that cut through them. Rémi uses his professional background in advertising, as well as his culture of photography and literature, to play with words and images, and so doing, frequently dialogues with his masters (Kerouac, Hooper, Courbet and Fontana, to name a few). Mastering the art of concision, the short stories he tells are full of poetry and humour. His work has the remarkable ability to catch the attention at the very first glimpse and then profoundly nourishes the soul of the viewer.
Rémi Noël was born in 1963. He lives and works in Paris... when not on the road in America!