Born in Pau in 1989, he graduated from the photographic school Studio M of Montpellier in 2013 . For several years, he has developed a personal photographic approach on environmental themes and especially on the Pyrenees. Sensitive to the physical aspects of the photographic medium, he multiplies the means of expression by combining exhibitions, creation and mediation residencies, releasing of photographs and texts, and sound works. Adrien Basse Cathalinat currently lives between Toulouse and the Béarn region.
Located in a submersible plain south of Toulouse, the wet area at the confluence of the Garonne and of the Ariège rivers is a fragile environment under the natural phenomenon of floods. Even though they are necessary for the existing ecosystems to work well, many factors linked to human activity are leading to increase material and human damages with increasingly violent phenomena.
In keeping with preceding works, with his project Confluence, Adrien Basse-Cathalinat offers with a poetic vision of these fragile spaces and questions relationship between Humans and Nature. The way human beings dominate and stive to master natural phenomena causing disruptions, scientists have only recently understood. Through plastic research and the association of graphic data with his silver photographs, he is introducing the transition from a fundamental study to a real confrontation with current ecological issues. Art as wells as Science forge ties between Humans and their environment, and new corpus bears witness to a fragile balance to be preserved.