LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
«Images, especially when they overwhelm the world, constantly carry with them the danger of becoming a means of mindlessness because as images (...) they never reveal the relationships that constitute the world» - Gunther Anders (1956)
Born in 1987, in south of France, i grew up on funfair through europe. After obtaining my Master’s Degree in Management Studies and acquiring some first-hand business experience through the successful opening of a confectionery store in the Toulouse-Blagnac international airport, I was anxious to give more meaning and direction to my work. I duly sold my company in 2014 and committed myself to environmental and social causes, including notably acting as an expedition volunteer with the marine conservation organisation, Sea Shepherd, and serving as an elected citizen representative for the 6th Republic Movement (m6r) launched during the 2017 French Presidential campaign.
Concurrently, I began to earn a living from photography and decided to return to university in order to study Arts. The consequent exposure, as part of my course, to a wider variety of academic disciplines - such as philosophy, sociology and the sciences - proved a major influence and gradually motivated me to seek beyond pure photography towards a more conceptual, multi-media approach. I am now actively pursuing my career as a visual artist whilst continuing my studies with a view to obtaining a PhD.
My work takes its inspiration from humanity’s seemingly fatal fascination with the quest for ephemeral happiness, as promised by the consumer society, by way of refuge from the existential social and ecological crises that increasingly threaten our planet.
In this context, it is paradoxical that the massive diffusion of images highlighting and raising awareness regarding such pressing global threats should have failed to induce proportionate changes to our habits and behaviour. Indeed, while we live in a world literally saturated with photographs – whether they be aesthetic objects or vectors of meaning - our relationship with images remains far from simple and has become a key preoccupation for many leading philosophers and visual artists.
In this vein, my work adopts an activist, research-oriented approach in order to go beyond images with a determination to engage and empower actual positive action on behalf of the environment.
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