Originally from Lyon, François Bel is a multiple artist. Equally at ease in painting, sculpture or installation, his work is as eclectic as his inspirations. Lulled by Street-Art, from which he borrows the system of repetition and declension, the artist is equally interested in the so-called “new realism” movements in which he recognizes himself, such as Dada or Pop-Art, which divert everyday objects to better criticize the current consumer society, like Duchamp’s readymade.
Working alternately with nylon thread for his suspensions and iron wire for his sculptures, François Bel reappropriates each material. Playing on the idea of partitioning, by enclosing some of his sculptures in wire netting, the artist once again denounces contemporary society, both in its individualism and in its materialism. Thus each medium serves an approach that is both artistic and philosophical. His little “Big Bang” encrusted in synthetic crystal, as if frozen in the ultimate moment of explosion grace, question us about the time that passes, is consumed and undeniably survives us. In a society where everything is going faster and faster, and where man controls many things, the artist François Bel crystallizes everyone’s dream, by stopping time for a moment in his works. Combining frustration, fascination, his sculptures reflect our civilization, our anger and our imprisoned, cloistered revolts, in economic, cultural, social and political contexts.
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