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

2019  « Les accompagnements, 2009-2018 »,  books and artworks of Jean-Gilles Badaire, from December 14th to June 16th 2019 – Bibliothèque Abbé Grégoire - Blois

2018  from December 2018 to March 2019, exhibition at the Office du Tourisme of Vierzon

2017  Exhibition « Un ensemble pour Jules Léquier », au Musée de Vendôme

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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