About : Cedric Bregnard

Amazed by the cycles of nature, I have always been interested in its metamorphosis and its singular beauty. I started my work in photography with the human life cycle. In 1998 I finished my training at the Ecole de Photographie de Vevey producing a series of photographs of deceased people; this work, Passage, was carried out in the greatest respect and through the kindness of a nursing home, unique in Switzerland by its quality in palliative care.

I was then drawn by the resemblance between the cycles of human life and those of nature. Over the course of more than ten years, I have achieved several photographic series on the growth of plants starting from their seeds.

It was in Japan, in 2010, that these series took off, during an exhibition created after an invitation from the Spiral Art Center of Tokyo. This made me realize how my interest in looking for multiple representations of those seeds’ life cycle reflected my desire to contribute to reconnect people to their natural environment.

Amazed by the cycles of nature, I have always been interested in its metamorphoses and its singular beauty.
I first set out to follow those of the man, through a photographic series of portraits of deceased people. I carried them out with the greatest respect and thanks to the kindness of a palliative care home, a pioneer in the quality of support in French-speaking Switzerland. “Passage” was my first work on transitions from life to death and it marked, in 1998, the end of my training at the Vevey School of Photography.

I was then challenged and attracted by the resemblance between human cycles and those of nature. For more than 10 years, I made several photographic series on the growth and cycles of plants from their seeds. It was in Japan, in 2010, that these series took off, on the occasion of an exhibition organized at the invitation of the Spiral Art Center in Tokyo. I realized how much my sustained interest in searching through the multiple representations of the life cycles of these seeds reflected my desire to contribute to reconnecting humans to their natural environment.

Centre d’Art Artist Residency:

Centre d’Art residency is an opportunity for artistic exchange and experimentation, focusing on process-based and artist-led research with a participatory aspect. Centre d’Art encourages artists to pursue new research and widen their networks to support the development of their practice. https://centredart.in/artist-residency-auroville/