HUYNH Jean-Baptiste

Of French and Vietnamese origin, Jean-Baptiste Huynh was born in France on 25 February 1966. Self-taught, he learned photographic techniques, lighting and printing. His refined and timeless photographic style allows him to work on a variety of subjects and themes: portraits, nudes, the mineral or plant world, or also spiritual and religious symbols and emblematic works of art. The recurring themes in his work are the gaze, the self-image, otherness, light and the relationship to the infinite. His photographic work takes shape in his exhibitions and scenographies. He is the author of fifteen personal works. Whether it is about a country, a large museum or an abstract theme, he conceives each work before the shooting, in order to offer a sensitive and synthetic look at each of the subjects he deals with. Jean-Baptiste Huynh considers the book to be an integral part of each artistic project, the finished expression of his vision. Winner of the Villa Médicis hors les murs in 1997, Jean-Baptiste Huynh exhibits in prestigious international museums. In 2002, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris presented the exhibition YEUX, accompanied by a book containing portraits of the greatest international photographers and painters taken by Jean-Baptiste Huynh. The École nationale des beaux-arts de Paris devoted a retrospective to him in 2006, LE REGARD À L'ŒUVRE, exhibiting his portrait work throughout the major cultural ensembles. In 2012, the Louvre Museum presents its exhibition RÉMANENCE around unpublished images inspired by the museum's collections. In 2019, the Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet invites him to present INFINIS D'ASIE, a retrospective of his entire work in Asia over twenty-five years, as well as an interpretation of the museum's collections.

Video of the exhibition "Infinite Asia" at the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet, Paris
from 20 February to 20 May 2019