29 years old,
Lives and work in Paris.
Artist Statement :
My works all explore a same running theme of Irreverence : challenging an imposed decorum and revelling in one's own pre-established labels rather than having to apologise for them.
It's about self-acceptance through self-deprecation and satire.
We live in a society ruled by social conventions and labels with pre-established set of traits that would be construed as weak, weird, bad, or unacceptable. My work aims to use self-deprecation and satire as a way to own up to those labels rather that shy away from them, and thus, put on display the very thing that others would scorn at. By using satire as a weapon against one’s inner demons, but also by rejecting a pre-established set of codes of social conventions to break down a systemic derogatory social hierarchy. It’s about owning up to one’s own short-comings and imposed labels, and refusing to apologise for them by revelling in them as part of one’s own identity.
Along this narrative I explore different themes such as innocence lost, girlhood, nostalgia, rebellion and vice.
You have to look close at each drawing, to find clues hidden in the details as to what they’re really about : the bright and girly colours may often hide a darker side. It is deceiving, which in a way is the very essence of appearances : too often are we seen through a sheen of perfection we aim to display to the world, hiding our darker truth. I focus on what it means to become one's self while refusing to be tamed and straying away from the idea of an unblemished self : It's about faults, and owning them.
My works are done exclusively with ballpoint pen, as a deliberate choice.
There’s no going back, and I could slip up at the last minute. My goal was to show no fear in the face of failure, and accept the possible mistakes that come along the way as a part of the whole.
2006 Blake College of Arts, London
2007 Penninghen, Paris
2008 Emile Cohl, Lyon
2009-12 Intuit Lab, Aix en Provence
2014 Wieden + Kennedy, Amsterdam
2014 Brick Lane Gallery, London
2015 Slow Gallery, Paris
2016 Galerie Metropolis, Paris
2016 DRAWING NOW, The Contemporary Drawing Art Fair, Paris
2016 Fernelmont Contemporary Art Festival, Chateau de Fernelmont, Belgium
2017 DRAWING NOW, The Contemporary Drawing Art Fair, Paris
2017 School Gallery, Paris
2018 ART PARIS ART FAIR, Paris
2018 Soon Art Fair, Paris
2018 Frame Art Fair, Paris
2019 School Gallery, Paris
2019 ART PARIS ART FAIR, Paris