As I travel around the world,I collect pictures and artefacts I find in stores and bazaars for most of them. They represent some sort of global kaleidoscopic temples, a world map of objects.I like the idea of re-create these artefacts, protuberances initially kitsch and turned them into miniatures of worlds. To manipulate them constitutes one of my means of expression.
All You Can Eat
The aquarium, a kitsch room decor object, becomes All you can eat, a slideshow of colourful possibilities. It is like these theme parks where one can travel all over the planet in a single and immobile trip.
In this case, the traditional Chinese scale-down garden (the Penjing) is placed into a jar pop culture.
Geographic and climatic ends are opposed around 360°. Both sketches contrast, forming a world of exuberant antagonisms, where the real and the unreal are unrestrictedly confused.
Then, fiction becomes a pretext to get out of a far too pragmatic reality.
The Grotto of Love
Born out of a visual delirium, The Grotto of Love is a massive meringue where set diamonds are lolled into expanded foam. It seeks to be the ideal lair of bizarre folly, when the preciosity of goldsmith wares become despicable and sculpture a catastrophe.
Therefore, this thin line tightens between attraction and repulsion, when situations get out of control… so as to legitimate Miss Univers, the hairpiece of a queen of fluorescent beauty whose hair is puked into a burst of expanded foam, as a living being, a starving Godzilla about to awake…
And everything swells into sublime and disgust.
Born in 1987
2011, Master of fine art,Villa Arson, Nice.
2009-2010, Exchange with the Akademie der
bildenten Kunst in Vienna, studio Heimo Zobernig,
Grant Olle Gulin
2006-2009, Bachelor of art Villa Arson, Nice
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION / PROJECT
2013 Shipping Paradise, collective French Fries, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2012 Hyper Kitsch, MDAC, Cagnes sur Mer, France
2011 Demain c'est loin, exposition collective, Galerie de la Marine et Villa Arson, Nice, France
de la Marine and Villa Arson, Nice, France