biography of Michel BATLLE (1946)

Personal data


Birth : 04/03/1946 - Toulouse, France
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : France

Address

Revel, France

Representatives

Galerie Tiny Factory – 4 rue Caminade – Toulouse, France


Michel BATLLE  [ 1946 ]

Professional data


Work and Life

1999:Creation of a multimedia show/performance entitled “La leçon de psychophysiographie”
1966:Founder of the artistic movement “Psychophysiographie” (relation between the mind and the body through graphics)
1966 – 1967:First experimental musics
1964:First exhibitions and abstract paintings in 1964
Fluxus concerts with Ben

“Electro-paleolithic” concerts with his group “Articide”
Founder of many magazines, including “Axe Sud” in 1981
Artist of Catalanian origin

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting :
Print-Multiple : Engraving
Sculpture-Volume : Installation
Drawing-Watercolor :

Subject

Body
writing
portrait

Artistic periods

1971-1975 : "Performances-painting" and Land art
1971-2001 : New expressionistic figuration
1966-1969 : Engravings on radiographies and painted photographies
1964-1971 : Lyrical Abstraction
In the 80s his art is close to the Trans-avantgarde. Afterwards, it cames aways from every movement and becomes more marginal and humanist with the series of works "Guerres culturelles"
At the end of the 20th century, he comes back to the subject of the face and the body

Movements and styles

1966 : Psychophysiography

Works

Multiplanche 2
Medium : Mixed media
Materials : ink-painting
Process : photograph
Size : 81 x 100 cm
Multiplanche 2
 
Tête 2 mains
Medium : Mixed media
Materials : acrylic-ink
Size : 65 x 92 cm
Tête 2 mains
 
Bioface
Medium : Mixed media
Process : color photograph-painting
Size : 90 x 54 cm
Bioface
 
Tête base bras
Medium : Ink/paper
Size : 65 x 92 cm
Tête base bras
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2001

Sculptures
Aspet, France
2001

2000

33 questions sur l’art
Grotte de Bédeilhac – Bédeilhac-et-Aynat, France
2000

1999

Michel Batlle
Galerie Tiny Factory – Toulouse, France
03/11/1999 – 04/10/1999

1998

30 ans de Psychophysiographie
Le salon qui reçoit – Toulouse, France
1998

1995

La Clef, EPAC Espace Permanent d’Art Contemporain – Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
1995

Complaintes graphiques
Canal Sud – Toulouse, France
1995

1994

Poings de Chute
Le salon qui reçoit – Toulouse, France
1994

Ville de Sérignan – Sérignan, France
1994

1993

Galerie MP3B – Paris, France
1993

The Philbrook Museum of Art – Tulsa OK, United States
1993

Le Colisée – Biarritz, France
1993

Château de Salses – Salses-le-Château, France
08/1993

1992

Amer Indien
Ville de Montauban – Montauban, France
07/1992

Amer Indien
ENAC Ecole Nationale d’Aviation Civile – Toulouse, France
04/1992

1991

Galerie Nominal – Marly-le-Roi, France
09/28/1991 – 10/27/1991

1989

Apteka Museum – Kiev, Ukraine
12/1989

Galerie Agora – Marseille, France
03/23/1989 – 04/30/1989

1987

Galerie Axe Actuel – Toulouse, France
1987

1985

Galerie Axe Actuel – Toulouse, France
1985

1983

Galerie Art Actuel – Metz, France
1983

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

1983

Calligraphie
Publisher: Editions Jacques Damase – 24 rue Véron – Paris, France
Author: PEIGNOT Jérôme – France
1983


Exhibition catalogues

1992

Amer Indien
Publisher: Ville de Montauban – 9 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville – Montauban, France
1992
BEN [ 1935 ]


Periodicals

1999

HENNEQUIN Annie – Michel Batlle, un art puissant et engagé
in: La Dépêche du Midi
France
22/03/1999

1994

DELPIROUX Dominique – Michel Batlle : 30 ans de questions
in: La Dépêche p. 24
France
22/03/1994

CAZABAN Jacques – Blues en noir et blanc
in: Midi-Libre
Montpellier, France
08/01/1994

1993

GOURRIER G.H. – Michel Batlle, peinture en “têtes”
in: L’Indépendant p. 6
France
28/07/1993

EGUNKARIA – Batlleren pintura erresistentziarako
in: Asteazkena p. 26
France
1993

Artist gives workshops
in: The Osage Nation News
Pawhuska OK, United States
07/1993

1992

L.C. – Michel Batlle : “Amer Indien” (1492-1992) Mémorial pour cinq siècles de résistance
in: Gazette Art de vivre
France
11/04/1992

1991

STOPPA Paule – Batlle : Peindre c’est encore vivre héroïquement
in: Alias p. 7
France
09/1991

1990

BLANQUET Monique – Un non-conformiste à Kiev
in: France-U.r.s.s. Magazine n° 6
France
02/1990

1989

ARNAUDET Didier – Michel Batlle “La confusion du temps”
in: Gironde Magazine n° 17 p. 50
France
07/1989-08/1989

OTT Lise – Michel Batlle, Galerie Agora
in: Art Press n° 135 p. 74
Paris, France
04/1989

DUMAS-RICORD Paul – Michel Batlle
in: Kanal n° 12/13 p. 26
France


Websites

Trop d’art TV
in: http://www.oc-tv.com

Legals