Born on 1st february 1945 in Paris. After studying science (graduated Master of Science in Physics 1969) and ten years devoted to painting, Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand use the photographic tools since 1980. His works, strictly analogical, black and white silver technique, are characterized with a playful imagination, combined with a using of complex technologies such as the daguerreotype, the periphotography, the strobophotography, chemical toning, direct monotypes, photograms and to other inventions of his own. Vanishing the notion of perspective, his images, although very sophisticated in their development, looks simplified as visual proverbs, purified as haikus.

Patrick Bailly-Maître-Grand has exhibited worldwide and his works are in the collections of prestigious museums such as MoMA New York, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the National Fund of Contemporary Art, the Museum Victoria in Melbourne, the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich (GB), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg, the Museet for Fotokunst Odense, etc …

His photographic works are curently represented by galleries:
– Baudoin Lebon. Paris
– Lucien Schweitzer. Luxembourg

– Tagomago. Barcelone
– Michel Soskine. Madrid et New York



Irony and Death, exhibitions : 30 November – 23 December 2011 / 16-27 January 2012