Biography

 

Stephane Graff (b. 1965) is a Franco-British artist based in London. His practice is characterised by the use of analogue photographic techniques and photorealistic paintings. Having been influenced by the psychoanalytical traditions of Freud and Jung, and scientific methods, Graff, regularly addresses in his work themes of identity, concealment, memory and a secular conception of the sacred. In-depth research led Graff to develop Alter Egos such as the scientist ‘Professore’ and the ethno-botanist Dr Albert Frique. His most extensive bodies of work are the ‘Black Box’ paintings, the ‘Constrictions’ photographic series, and the ‘Mille-Feuille’ paintings, which are made on numerous strips of wood, combining the disciplines of painting and sculpture. Graff has exhibited internationally. Selected exhibitions include: Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome (2018); Almine Rech Gallery, in London (2016); The Musée d’Art Modern et Contemporain in Nice, France (2013); the Ercel Foundation in Turin, Italy (2010); the Operating Room, Amerikan Hastanesi, Istanbul (2010); the Musee de Marrakech, Morocco (2004); and the Museum of Mankind in London (1991). 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

Eyedentity, Galleria Mucciaccia, Rome, Italy 

2016 

A Catalogue of Errors, Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK 

2010 

Professore, Operation Room, Amerikan Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey 

2007 

Black Box, Enrico Navarra, Paris, France 

2006 

Invisible Ink, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK 

2003 

Les Remparts, Dar Charifa, Marrakech, Morocco 

2001 

Corps Anonyme, Studio show and book launch, London, UK 

2000 

Land, Hirshl Contemporary, London, UK 

1999 

Sandlines, Blains Fine Art, London, UK 

1997 

Akhenaten’s Dream, Fabian Fryns Gallery, Marbella, Spain 

Still Glass, Michael Hoppen Photography, London, UK 

1994 

Sand Reliefs and Mummi cations, Burlington New Art Gallery, London, UK 

1992 

Constrictions, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK 

1991 

Lost Tribe, Museum of Mankind, London, UK 

1988 

The Last Supper, Roussos Gallery, London, UK 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2017 

Visionaries of the XXI Century, Partners & Mucciaccia, London, UK 

2016 

I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper, curated by Catherine Loewe. Gri in Gallery, London UK 

2015 

The Nude, Sotheby’s S2 Gallery, London, UK. 

Arboretum, Crane Kalman Gallery, London, UK. 

2013 

La Quatrième dimension, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Nice, France 

2012 

Certains pleurent d’émotion devant les équations, Odile Ouizeman, Paris, France
London 12, City of Prague Museum, Prague, Czech Republic 

Words, words, words, Beton Gallery, Athens, Greece 

2010 

Identity Theft, Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Platinum, Ercel Foundation, Turin, Italy
Wonderland, Assab One, Milan, Italy 

2009 

Play, Paradise Row, London, UK
Il faut être absolument moderne, Paradise Row, Istanbul, Turkey 

2008 

Africa, Bernard Shapero Gallery, London, UK 

2004 

Haik Project, Musée de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco 

2001 

Into the Light, Pamukbank Fotograf Galerisi, Istanbul, Turkey 

2000 

Painted Pictures, Michael Hoppen Photography, London, UK 

1999 

Into the Light, Calcogra a National, Madrid, Spain 

Silence in Painting, Crane Kalman Gallery, London, UK 

Into the Light, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK 

1997 

Six Artists, Lefevre Gallery, London, UK 

1996 

The Body, Michael Hoppen Photography, London, UK 

1994 

Constrictions, Lucie Weil-Selligman, Paris, France 

1993 

Constrictions, Zeit Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

1992 

Group Show, Kooling Gallery, London, UK 

1991 

Five Young Contemporaries, Crane Gallery, London, UK 

1987 

Group Show, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK 

 

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