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ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

April 2018

Artistic biography of Alexandre Plattet

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Alexandre Plattet was born on June 5, 1972 in Fribourg, Switzerland. At 11, he became very enthusiastic about drawing because he had a teacher who loved that art. One year later, Alexandre produced his own cartoon strip "L'Affaire de la Joconde" (The Mona Lisa Case). It was a story about the disappearance of the famous painting, which he both wrote and illustrated.

From the age of 13 to 15 he explored the world of computer science and particularly its graphic domain. When he was 17 years old, he had his first experiences in photography and video-making. While studying business at the College of Gambach (Switzerland) from 1991 to 1994, he coproduced various films

In 1995, he directed and produced his first short-feature film "Le Prix d'une Passion" (The Price of an Impulse), the story of a young hooligan who discovers God. This film was selected at the Video World Forum in Köln (Germany) in 1996.

In 1997, Alexandre's interest in photography became a passion. Little by little, landscape photography became notably well suited for his rendering of abstract facets of nature. In his artistic search, he often uses water as a vehicle of creation, because it offers endless ways of creating something surprisingly different from what one usually sees in reality. Each shot he takes of nature is a moment of magic, a meeting of Man and his Creator.

In 2002, he held his first exhibition entitled "Eaux et Lumières" meaning "Water and Light", at the gallery of the Museum of Estavayer-le-Lac. The event was very well received by the public.

In 2004, Alexandre Plattet is chosen to participate at the International Society of Photographers Annual Convention and Symposium in Washington, D.C., USA.

In 2006, his new exhibition "Water in colours" went on show at the TM Café in Fribourg (SWITZERLAND).

In 2006, he exhibited his work at Europ'Art Fair in Geneva (SWITZERLAND), as part of the Art Varmès gallery's collection.

In 2007, at the Art Forum held at the Montreux Congress Centre in Switzerland, he was one of 139 artists from 14 different countries selected from almost 500 candidates to exhibit their work.

In 2007, he exhibited at Universal Postal Union (UPU), in Bern (SWITZERLAND).

In 2010, he exhibited at AGORA Gallery, in New York (USA).

In 2011, he exhibited at Universal Postal Union (UPU), in Bern (SWITZERLAND).

In 2014, some of his pictures were printed and presented in the German Art Book «Internationale Kunst Heute 2014»

In 2015, he exhibited at Universal Postal Union (UPU), in Bern (SWITZERLAND), within the framework of Latin Art Forum.

In 2016, one of his works was exhibited at the International Contemporary Art Fair at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris (FRANCE) by the Austrian gallery PAKS.

In 2017, several of his photos featured in an art collection entitled «Art and Art Market. Masters of the 21st Century», published by the Modern Art Museum Austria (MAMAG) and written by K. Heinz Playner.

It should be noted that Alexandre Plattet did not use digital cameras for any of the photos he exhibited up to May 2010, nor for those that are shown on his website, except for those in the galleries clearly marked as "Digital:...".

All pictures are subject to copyright and are property of Alexandre Plattet. Copying and publication are forbidden without his permission .