°1952, Toulouse (FR) – lives and works in Paris (FR)
In the late 1970s, Jean-Marc Bustamante was one of the pioneers of large-format color photography. His series paradoxically entitled Paintings began a new way of creating and thinking about photography, also visible in the photographers of the Düsseldorf School and the Vancouver School.
Since the early 1980s, he has expanded his work from photography, which he continues to practice and exhibit, to sculpture, installations and more recently painting (represented by silkscreen prints on monumental Plexiglas plates).
Jean–Marc Bustamante – Panorama Moby Dick, 2004
Jean–Marc Bustamante – Perfect Dreams, exhibition view at Tadeus Ropac, Paris in 2006
Jean–Marc Bustamante – Perfect Dream 6, 2005
Jean–Marc Bustamante – Au musée, 2006
Jean–Marc Bustamante – Les lacs des saintes, 2008
In 2003 Bustamante designed the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale and he also participated in documenta VIII, IX and X. His work has been exhibited in many solo-shows worldwide, for example at the Kunsthalle Bregenz; Tate Gallery, London; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; Jeu de Paume, Paris ;and van Abbemuseum Eindhoven. His work is held in the collections Pompidou Center, Paris; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, S.M.A.K., Ghent; Tate Modern, London; and the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Jean-Marc Bustamante is represented by the following galleries;
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