Raised by a collector and passionate art mother, Denise Gaudel, who was an eminent specialist in literary and artistic property, Bertrand Gruyer quickly encountered the idea that beauty was everywhere. Lover of abstract art, his artistic eye is shaped by the works of painters such as Serge Poliakoff, Hans Hartung, Jackson Pollock, or even Piet Mondrian. The artist has had the urge to take photographs since childhood, but it was when he discovered digital photography that he finally found the tools to satisfy his thirst for image. This is how Bertrand Gruyer explores the random forms that everyday reality puts in his way, in search of gates into the imagination realized through his wild pictorial creativity. They are like journeys through the "poetics of reality"- using Raoul Ubac's expression - to seek harmony in the heart of disorder. During his explorations, which he calls his "conversations with chance", the photographer draws the composition of each image by framing when shooting, never to crop or edit them afterwards. Bertrand Gruyer questions this resonance between the desire to create outside of all figuration and this world of forms beyond any intention which constantly seeks its eye.