BADAIRE Jean-Gilles, painting, permanent artist of Galerie Capazza since 2005

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…

Public collections

Abstract Art Museum, Brenede, Belgique.

National Library, France.

Libraries of Blois, Romorantin, Lyon, Alès, Montpellier, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Le Puy-en-Velay, Cavaillon, Riom.

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Lastest personal exhibitions

2015
Les Quinconces, L’Espal, Le Mans, France

Librairie Nicaise, Paris, France

2013
La Galerie Bleue, Riscle, France
   Centre d’art de Montrelais, France

2012
Château de Chambord, France   

2009
Cloître de la Trinité, Musée de Vendôme, France

2008
Bibliothèque Abbé Grégoire, Blois, France

Bibliothèque, Abbeville, France

2007
Espace Liberté, Crest, France

Galerie Remarque, Trans-en-Provence, France

Galerie Carla Milivinti, Blois, France

Fabrique du Pont d’Aleyrac, Saint-Pierreville, France

2006
Galerie M.R, Angoulême, France

Galerie D’Ys, Bruxelles, Belgium

Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Boulogne-sur-mer, France

2005
Château de Tours, France

2004
Collégiale Saint Pierre Le Puellier, Orléans, France

Médiathèque de Château Arnoux, France

2003
Chapelle Saint-Jacques, Vendôme, France

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Monographies

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.

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Artist’s books

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, 2009

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