Parme Baratier

Born in La Ville Rose in 1972, Parme Baratier now resides and works in Paris, living between nature and his studio. From his first memory of a beach at just five year’s old, Baratier’s obsession with botany – and its subsequent presence throughout his work – has never subsided. Aided by his travels, studies and all-round fascination for the presence of nature’s beauty within our everyday lives, his work aims to highlight the ways in which it is not only crucial to be faithful in the representation and observation of nature but, according to Baratier, one must also listen to its poetic language. In order to create some of his own botanical textiles, Baratier fuses plants together to act as his canvas before printing photographic images onto them and completing the work with his signature symbol.