It is undeniable that we are more than ever living in a visual world. The evolution of numerical technologies has enable us to not only take dozens of pictures in seconds but also to share them as quickly as easily on internet, reaching out thousands of viewers. But in this era of social medias and cameras on mobile devices, it seems the value of an image and its subject matter aren’t as strong as our craze for taking « snaps ». On Instagram for instance, it seems everything has to be documented for some reason and posted, generally with so little, if any, explanation, resulting in just an abyss of visual recordings. 

  When considering the latter, can we still take for granted the images we are looking at? The say: « a picture worth a thousands words » might still be true but my question is which ones do we choose to « read » ? 
 How this overconsumption of images has affected the way we look at pictures? Does not the short time we spend looking at so many clear images end up looking at images which outlines we can’t define?

  Being an artist and short-sighted, this visual world is more than ever a source of inspiration. My work intends to question the influence this phenomenon of overconsumption has on the way we conceive what we see. 

 This thinking has led me to two projects « Empreinte » and « Post Matter ».  Post matter tries to reveal how the line between Appropriation and just being influenced has become so thin and blurry itself.  Screenshots of instagram accounts related to art (artist, gallery or museum) and representing others’ artworks are directly and roughly transposed into simple compositions: blocs of colors and shapes.
 
 It also analyses the process behind re-interpreted artworks and try to understand how influenced an artist and his work can be. This project attempts to address the fundamental but challenged elements of the contemporary art world, that are the paternity of the work, authenticity, creativity.

                                                    saatchiart & palaisinstaresidency                                                             Spray paint on foam paper and collage 29,7 x 42 cm (11,7 x 16,5 inches)

                                                    museelouvre & pacegallery                                                                     Spray paint on foam paper and collage 29,7 x 42 cm (11,7 x 16,5 inches)

sothebys  
 Spray paint on foam paper and collage 29,7 x 42 cm (11,7 x 16,5 inches)

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Overcast Day
Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas 120 x 92 cm (47 x 36 inches)

Clear Skies
Spray paint, acrylic, inkjet on canvas 120 x 92 cm (47 x 36 inches)

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                                                     moriartmuseum                                                                  Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

beerslondon
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artnet
Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

                                                            marlboroughgallery                                                              Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

pacegallery
Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

                                                                painterspaintingpaintings                                  Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

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Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

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Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

art.viewer
Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

museeorsay
Spray paint on foam paper 42 x 30 cm (17 x 12 inches) 2017

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