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Georges Badin is a french poet and painter, born March, 13th 1927 in Céret (Oriental-Pyrenees), died November, 23rd 2014 in the same city.

Georges Badin first dedicates himself to writing (he is published in the Mercure de France, Cahiers du Sud) and then to painting to illustrate Georges Emmanuel Clancier's, Robert Marteau's, Michel Butor’s texts.

Using words and colors, he paints free-form canvases (without frame) which express more than the text alone. In 1968, he is responsible for the creation of the Textruction movement, with Michel Vachey and Gérard Duchêne. Textruction is a movement close to Support-Surface.

His painting, far from abstraction, does not use immediate similarities with the known world but it opens new horizons. Some elusive body shapes, hills silhouettes, flowers or more precisely blooms, outcrop, floating seas, challenge eye and thought limits.


Some of his canvases are made in collaboration with Michel Butor.


Georges Badin is the curator at Céret Modern Art Museum between 1967 and 1987.



Main biographic documents :


  • Texts by Michel Butor, Georges Clancier, Jean Clair, Yves-Alain Bois, Serge Mestre, Alain Borère, Gérard Durozoi, Gérard Constanze, Jean-Noël Vuarnet, Christian Perrier, Gilles de Montauzon.


  • Movie with Michel Butor’s collaboration.


  • Artists’ books with Michel Butor, Emmanuel Clancier, Sylvestre Clancier and Max Fullenbaum.



Georges Badin is represented by the Berthet-Aittouarès Gallery, Paris.





Solo :


2011 : Maison de la Catalanité, Perpignan. 

2007 : Mots et Couleurs, IUFM, Montpellier.

2006 : Galerie Berthet-Aittouares, Paris.

2005 : Galerie Berthet-Aittouares, Paris. 

Musée Faure, Aix-les-Bains. 

2003 : Centre de la Fondation Joe Bousquet, Carcassonne. 

Centre d’art contemporain, Vézelay.

Centre d’art contemporain, Montauban.

Vice-versa érotiques, Mas Genegals, Vingrau, Auvers-sur-Oise. 

Art Paris 05, Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, Paris. 

2002 : Mas Genegals, Vingrau.

Kelsey Gallery, New-York, USA.

Centre d’art d’Auvers sur Oise.

Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Cyprien, Pyrénées. 

2000 : Odapark, Vanray, Pays-Bas.

Centre d’art contemporain, Saint-Cyprien, Pyrénées.

2000 : Musée du Berry, Bourges. 

Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, Paris. 

Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, Paris (Art Paris). 

1998 : Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès, Paris.  

1975 : Maison de la culture, Amiens. 

1974 : Maison Descartes, Amsterdam.     

PAC, Brest. 

1973 : Institute of Contemporary Art, Londres, Royaume-Uni. 


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