Contemporary art | Contemporary ideas
Cyril LE VAN
"Men are born free and equal and that's the last time they are."
Having grown up in the Paris suburbs, my thinking is nourished for over ten years, the idea that the artist should not seek to magnify not the real but to question the violence of the relationship between society and individuals.
From this, the social marginalization, economic and cultural exclusion or are my areas of experimentation.
My questions is embodied in the reproduction of symbols such as mattresses shelters for the homeless, food retailers such as catering premises, laundromat as a place of health, but also clothing "acronym" as social marker and identity of population in search of a mark ("mark" is the passport to social integration in a group you want).
These symbols are the subject of facilities, usually at full size, made basically of sculptures made of sheets printed.
There are two levels of reading my work, the first purely visual aesthetic deliberately at odds with the violence of words. The object is perfectly reproduced, close to the real I call the "ready made MADE." It aimed to attract the attention of the viewer. The idea is to include all public and then address the second reading, that's questioning: "What comes (for example) an installation reproducing eight machines of a laundromat across one?". "Who are those who use them and why." This willingness to accompany the viewer about the artist is a social and voluntary approach, "I see, I understand, I am interested, I dialogue." Talk of exclusion in my work comes first by a desire not to exclude "close the loop".
Works are photographic sculptures printed on plastic sheets, paper, fabric, assembled in three dimensions.
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