The Bordeaux Botanical Garden presents an exhibition of around thirty works by Thomas Balaÿ, selected from the images of his works "Orchids" and "Succulents, the plant design", published by Ulmer editions.
Thomas Balaÿ’s photographs reveal the diversity and beauty of the plant world around us. A graduate in agronomy, his approach oscillates between scientific testimony, documentary and artistic research. From various public and private collections, each plant is revisited in sculptural stylization, celebrating its elegance, its volumes and its colors.
From orchids, Thomas Balaÿ transcribes the infinite delicacy, the unequaled diversity of their shapes and colors, the haloed purity of the mystery of flowering plants. To the apparent fragility of orchids, respond succulents, these "fatty" and fleshy plants whose evolution comes from their capacity to resist the drought of deserts.
Inscribed in the artistic tradition of Karl Blossfeldt, photographer of the German New Objectivity, and Georgia O’Keeffe, American modernist painter, Thomas Balaÿ renews this heritage by offering a contemporary and delicate image of our fragile nature.
Serres et salles d’exposition :
11h-18h, sauf lundis, 1er mai, Noël et Jour de l’An
Tél. : 05 56 52 18 77