Revealed at the Salon de Montrouge in 2006, Frédéric Garnier was born in 1970 in Troyes where he currently lives. All of his truly protean creations showcase our
questions about human existence. Its beginning and its end. Its meaning. What we commonly call the “After”. Then what survives us is born, takes its place in memories, in the “traces” of life. His artistic approach is based on a series of works
in which photography complements sound and video. Most often, the object is the starting point, exposed, destroyed or modified to position the viewer in a human-scale space.
Fred Garnier’s plastic work draws its inspiration from the world of childhood, with its word games and hidden meanings, but also from our contemporary adult world and all its paradoxes.
The series “les façades” is a proposal that links these two worlds. The background to the current series tackles the issue of global warming, through the use of building facades, mostly existing (featuring works by Ernest Pignon Ernest, Jef Aérosol, Banksy, Space Invader etc.), on which scenes of encounters between miniature characters come to life. Their dialogue takes place in front of an urban art creation, meaningful, affordable and identifiable to all.
These buildings, these urban creations magnify buildings worn by time, immersed by the rising waters. A sort of survival space, a refuge for these figurines, toys of our contemporary society.
These scenes are at the same time childish, serious and pose more widely the question of our difficulty as adults to keep a child’s soul where the world is beautiful and where everything is still possible.
The aim of this series is to recontextualize works of street art in the light of our climatic reality. Each piece is an “urban landscape”, a snapshot of a moment in time, a street space that invites us to reflect on the rising waters. It’s not a question of “copying” an existing work. The idea is to use this significant urban work as the basis for a dialogue with the miniature figures that echo it. Two worlds meet, exchange ideas in the hope of saving themselves.
Urban rooms are, by definition, “offered” to the world. They are destined to disappear, unlike museum pieces.
This series, “façades”, freezes these works in time and space, in a miniaturized urban context, on the scale of Man in the World.
Each urban artist represented in this series is named on the pieces in a written trace and indicated on the back of the pieces.
URVANITY Art Fair. Madrid. 2021
The Walkers / Notary Office, 2020
Cadences et Décadences, Bizarro, Paris, December 2018.
Ier Round, Cultural Center, Maison du Boulanger, TROYES, Nov 2017
ROAD TRIP(es)/ Place of contemporary art, La Porcherie, France. December 2016 / March 2017
ART CONTEXT MIAMI, 2016, New-York. December 2016
Art d’Aurelle Gallery/, solo show, December 2016. New-York
ECCE HOMO/, solo show, Galerie Géraldine BANIER, PARIS. June 2015
IMPACT(s)III/, Witry-les-Reims, 2015.
IMPACT(s)II, TROYES, 2015.
-ET POURTANT/ Contemporary art center, La Porcherie, France. April/ May 2014.
IMPACT/, 3 installations, 3 spaces, Curator, Françoise Mittelette, REIMS, 2014.
My eye in Viry-Châtillon, 2013
JUMP/, Géraldine Banier gallery, Paris. June 2012.
what is life/, Chapelle des Jésuites, Reims, 2011
Sound week, Marcel Landowski conservatory, Troyes. 2011 2011
AFTER/ October/November, espace Canopy, Paris, 2010
Passages contemporary art center, Troyes, 2009
(curator Eric Fournel, director CAC passages)
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