Jean-Luc Mylayne

N°418, AVRIL MAI 2007

chromogenic print
48 3/8 x 60 1/4 inches, framed

Jean-Luc Mylayne is acclaimed for a conceptual photographic practice that captures birds in their natural habitats and evokes philosophical questions about the perception of time. The French-born artist lives and works “in the world,” as he has repeatedly stressed. He and his wife and artistic collaborator Mylène (born 1960)—also the inspiration for Mylayne’s adopted surname—lead a nomadic life centered on ornithological observation and encounters. The often months-long process needed to create the photographs makes them documents of a radical deceleration and a meditation on nature, life, and transience.

Mylayne (born 1946, Marquise) lives and works in the world. Selected solo exhibitions include Kestnergesellschaft Hanover; Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles; Aargauer Kunsthaus; Long Museum, Shanghai; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Musée d’Art contemporain de Lyon; Parrish Art Museum, Southampton; Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe; and Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Significant group exhibitions include Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London; S.M.A.K., Ghent; the 54th Venice Biennale; Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; 10th Biennale of Sydney; and Kunsthaus Zürich.

[excerpted from Sprüth Magers Gallery website:]