Jean-Gilles Badaire was born in 1951, in Bourges. He now lives and works near Chambord.
As a student, he discovered the works of various surrealist artists and writers and soon started his “collage series” which were later shown for his first exhibition, by Sophie Babet in her gallery Le Triskèle, in Paris.
His regular travels to Western Africa, in Mali in particular, have also played a major role in his artistic work.
Another important aspect of his career is his collaboration with major French publishers (Fata Morgana, Lettres Vives, Le temps qu’il fait…), as he often illustrates poems or short novels for them. His latest “accompagnements” or illustrations were for famous writers such as Julien Gracq, Blaise Cendrars, Marcel Griaule, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Lokenath Bhattacharya, Salah Stétié…
Abstract Art Museum, Brenede, Belgique.
National Library, France.
Libraries of Blois, Romorantin, Lyon, Alès, Montpellier, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Le Puy-en-Velay, Cavaillon, Riom.Read more
Bibliothèque, Abbeville, France
Les accompagnements t1, t2, complete bibliography of his illustrated books, 1988-2008, Bibliothèque de Blois.
Marc Blanchet, Dans cette rigueur en désordre, catalogue, Le Temps qu’il Fait 2005.
Bernard Noël, Le sens dessus dessous, catalogue, Château Arnoux, 2004.
Yves Peyré, L’intensité reconduite, catalogue, Orléans, 2004.
Lionel Bourg, Le seuil du noir, catalogue, Vendôme, 2003.
Jean-Pierre Delarge, Dictionnaire des arts plastiques modernes et contemporains, Paris, Gründ, 2001.
Martine Arnault-Tran, Cimaise, Galerie Askéo, Paris, 1999.
Alain de Wasseige, Catalogue, Galerie La Papeterie, Bruxelles, 1992.Read more
Lettre à Agnès. Editions du Solier, 1988
Journal de la poussière. Editions du Solier, 1989
Carnet de notes. Bibliothèque de Romorantin, 1993
Greniers dogons. Fata Morgana, 2000
Faire des études pour être mendiant. Cadex, 2001
Monotypes, Pure Editions, 2002
La surface des morts, Fata Morgana, 2004
Petite pose sur les ordures, Fakir Presse 2006
Les révoltes secrètes, Fata Morgana, 2009Read more