Born 1996 in Reims, France. Lives and works in Paris
Thibaut Bouedjoro-Camus is an expressionist, figurative painter, a graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In his portrait series, he is interested in painting people and the relationship between them.
Unlike classic portrait painting where the sitters remain still, Bouedjoro-Camus creates his portraits in real time allowing them to move as they feel, as well as through video recordings. This is done in order to allow time to reveal the essence of the relationship between his sitters, which is often blurred between friendship and romance, attraction and repulsion. As the artist explains "the fact that they are live models means that they move their body, time is passing, the light is changing, and this gives a different result as opposed to painting from a still photograph." These portrait paintings are perceived to be collective works between the artist and his subjects because both parties define how the painting evolves.
Thibaut Bouedjoro-Camus graduated with DIstinction from the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (Félicitations du jury) and has been awarded with the significant prize Agnès B by the Friends Association of the Beaux-Arts. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Bonne Nouvelle, Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Ivory Coast (solo show, 2022); Relations curated by Samuele Visentin (solo show, 2022); About NOW #1 (group show) Galerie Cécile Fakhoury Abidjan, Ivory Coast (2021); Moins de trente ans !!!, la Fab, Paris (2020); Lauréats des Amis des Beaux-Arts, Siège Agnès B. 10 rue Dieu, Paris (2018).