Lionel Bayol-Thémines, a scientist by training, is a graduate of the ENSP-Arles (École nationale supérieure de la photographie). He is a resident of the Fondation Nationale des Artistes and teaches photography at ESADHaR in Rouen. Inspired by the philosopher Vilém Flusser - who questioned the history of images and their process of creation - or by certain artists - such as Joan Fontcuberta - who worked on the "truth" of photography, on its capacity to represent reality, Lionel Bayol-Thémines produces unique images that question the capacity of digital photography to generate other “realities”. The artist also asserts the material dimension of images by developing devices that are real photographic sculptures. Lately, he has been experimenting with landscape representation using Google Earth software and the impact of artificial intelligence on the representation of our living space. The concerns of his work are to explore, to document these virtual models, to question the dissemination of images and the programs that generate them. In 2018 his Flux Scape project was selected for the national photographic commission “Flux, a society on the move” by the Ministry of Culture, CNAP (Centre national des arts plastiques). In 2019 his project “After Nadar“ was selected for the photographic commission of the Mission Photographique du Grand Est.
Born in 1968, Bayol-Thémines lives and works in Paris.