This project emerged from the crossing of two major experiences that happened in 2010, after 2 trips, one in New York City, and an other one in South America. The careful observation of the dark lines, of the wide range of grey tones and imposing volumes that build the architectural concerto of New York City produces a sort of visual trance, and some new shapes are laid out through the imaginative process.


The geometries built up by the different trajectories and tones remind me of primitive art of Native Indians, and this parallel between original shapes and the utter modernity of the place set up a bridge between my first wanderings inside one of the most urbanized place, and a second errancy through South America, impressed by big spaces, open landscapes and wildlife.

This serie of images contains and conveys the notion of time and aesthetic sense which are proper to a specific place throughout the ages, from its simplest mystic expression, to one of the most complex in applied arts, architecture.


What drew me to the Native American culture and visual aesthetic comes from the parallel between the visual aspect New York City and the patterns designed by Native Americans. I first thought that the extinction of this population were the best example of Human evolution, killing the people who worshiped nature to build an artificial world instead.


But that’s what happened with every civilizations of Americas, in the north and south.

And I also found similar graphic codes in every Indian nation all over Americas, always in relation with spiritual beliefs and nature. It’s funny to think that modern man reproduced what he destroyed in a «modern way», sometimes clearly on purpose, sometimes subconsciously.

Personal Projects

ADAHY

SOMNIO ERGO SUM

Somnio ergo sum is inspired by the famous quotation from the 17th century "Cogito ergo sum". This concept developed by René Descartes results from the Age of Enlightenments and the mix between scientific discoveries and dominant philosophy ideals that emerged from this century.


Dreaming and developing an esoteric side of one's personality is kind of a cure to protect ourselves from the undercurrent and ubiquitous philosophy of these times, mercantilism dogmas. By associating a "Back to nature" quest with a material disengagement, we are revisiting the antic beliefs and myths, we are exploring the inmost depths of the human spirit. This is the new purpose of thinking nowadays, not to find our place in the world like Descartes but searching our place amongst others, without loosing our own originality. Escaping from reality to find refuge in the fields of dreams, imagination and surrealism: "We are able to be spiritual therefore we are."


I aimed to place the individual in the center of his own dreams, seeking for immaterial things to worship.

“WILD BRIDE“ for MURIEL NISSE

“Wild Bride“ is a photography project produced in collaboration with mask artist Muriel Nisse.

While Nisse’s work is mainly oriented on mask creation, “Wild Bride“ is a side project of headdresses designed for special occasions, weddings. Together, we imagined a crossing between traditions, exoticism and naturalism and we created a five pieces set of headdresses staged into a luxuriant environment where the bride becomes a solitary Amazon.

LA MUE by MURIEL NISSE

PLACEBO “Scene of the crime“

This is a visual treatment made for a music video project.