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thierry costeseque
updated: 04/27/2014
website: www.thierrycosteseque.fr
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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The ballad of Midogo-6
north_4
The ballad of Midogo-8
The ballad of Midogo-10
The ballad of Midogo-9
The ballad of Midogo-7
The ballad of Midogo-5
The ballad of Midogo-4
The ballad of Midogo-3
The ballad of Midogo-2
The ballad of Midogo-11
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  kitsch, collage, collage
 
 
The ballad of Midogo-6 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-6
mixed medias
2012
7.8 " x  11.4 " 
north_4 by thierry costeseque
north_4
mixed medias
2010
3.5" x  7.9" 
The ballad of Midogo-8 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-8
mixed medias
2012
7.8 " x  11.4 " 
The ballad of Midogo-10 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-10
mixed medias
2012
6.2" x  12.5" 
The ballad of Midogo-9 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-9
mixed medias
2012
7" x  11.4" 
The ballad of Midogo-7 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-7
mixed medias
2012
7.8" x  11.4" 
The ballad of Midogo-5 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-5
mixed medias
2012
3.1" x  7.8" 
The ballad of Midogo-4 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-4
mixed medias
2012
2.7" x  5.11" 
The ballad of Midogo-3 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-3
mixed medias
2012
2.3" x  7.8" 
The ballad of Midogo-2 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-2
mixed medias
2012
7.8" x  10.6" 
The ballad of Midogo-11 by thierry costeseque
The ballad of Midogo-11
mixte media on paper
2014
1.9" x  1.6" 

Artist Statement

I grew up abroad with a family that always moved in different countries, and it’s probably why I derive my artwork from the experience of mobility and its alteration of spatial perceptions. 

While traversing the suburb by feet or car, I sketch buildings, truck’s backs, neon signs, etc., to express urban clutter. Removing them from their original context, I try to capture these elements in a state of flux. In parallel, I also collect what I see, picking up candy coloured papers that I find in the streets, and I take pictures. 

This process creates a kind of personal archive, a reminder of my displacements through the city. These recent collages (made between 2008 and 2010), result from my displacements in Paris, Hamburg, and Chicago. I invent ambiguous narrations, aggregating different times into one image. 

The way of perceiving pictures in the city (advertisement, television, neon, etc.) govern and split up our perception. I’m influenced by artists that are working from the perception of pictures surrounding us. Among them are artists as different as Ed Ruscha, Peter Saul, and Jonathan Lasker.  

Artist Bio / CV

Born in Saigon in 1970 (Vietnam) / Lives and works in Paris / Represented by the Eric Dupont, gallery Paris

Solo shows 

2011    North, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris  

2009    Magic city, Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris

2007    Réserve, avec E. Aupol, Maison du Geste et de l’Image, Paris / Urban Cake, Orangerie, Sucy en Brie

2006 Annotation, avec F. Houndégla, Le Pavillon,Pantin   

Group shows 

2009    A fleur de peau 2, Galerie  Eric Dupont, Paris / Salon du dessin contemporain, Galerie  Eric Dupont, Paris

2008    Point 0, Marijke Schreurs Gallery, Bruxelles / Market gesture, Galerie Hinterconti, Hambourg

2007   Surfaces de passage, Fondation Zervos, Vézelay / La dimension cachée, Hors les murs Frac IDF, Centre Culturel, Les Ulis

2006   Novembre à Vitry, galerie municipale, Vitry sur seine.

Awards 

2008    Bourse de la DRAC île de France, Paris

2000    Achat du FDAC, Pantin  

Publications

2009    Artistes ou lettrés ? Marc Devade & pratiques contemporaines, ouvrage collectif, Ed. Lienart 

2007     Surfaces de passage, Cédric Loire, Ed. Fondation Zervos / Un regard intime sur la ville, Xavier Zimmermann, dans la dimension cachée, Ed Terrail

2006     Queue de comète, Karim Ghaddab, Expressions

2005     La vie des systèmes, Franck Houndégla, Ed. Comp’act  

Press 

2007     Urban cake, Cédric Loire, Art 21[Re] bâtir sur les ruines, Cédric Loire, Archistorm

2005     La vie des systèmes, Jean François Gavoty, Sitaudis