Les yeux en face des trous

Solo show présenté jeudi 16 mars de 17h à minuit, dans les 2000m² de la Coupole de POUSH, sous le commissariat d'Yvannoé Kruger.

J'ai réalisé pour cette occasion une œuvre in-situ qui dresse un portrait subjectif de ce lieu monumental. C’est par le vide, la noirceur et la magie du trou, que des regards photographiques se transformeront en peintures et sculptures.

Ladybug with 18 holes

There was 18 holes on this 85m long wall at POUSH, now there is a giant ladybug.

Hole, triangle, jonc-doucine and dissonace

“Henri Frachon and Antoine Lecharny have developed a practice dedicated to the observation and conception of objects rather than their use. They draw the outlines of an “abstract design” aiming at focusing our attention on the essence of a form and not on its function. How does a hole behave? A hole inside a hole? And how is it shaped? Is it the matter that surrounds it, or its constitutive void? What does a volcano crater have in common with a flow drilling?

In their exploration, the duo handles raw materials and brings multiple skills together: stone cutting, metal spinning, embroidery, carpentry or glassblowing... They draw, model, miniature, multiply the attempts, fail and start again, to the point of exhausting their theme.
Their work is divided into four elementary subjects organized into four lines: the hole, the triangle, the jonc-doucine and the dissonance. The abstract design manifesto, presented on the wall, sheds light on the work’s « raison d’être » setting forth the rules.

Radical and experimental, their approach can be compared to fundamental research. Their first presentation at the Palais de Tokyo is to be experienced as a journey, delighting on those details that can be found everywhere in our daily lives.”

Gaël Charbau (exhibition curator)

Digging for ever

At first, I just wanted to dig a hole ... I was later joined by my friend Ulysse Boüet and we naturally continued to digg in cirlce. It was no more the hole that was interesting but what was in the middle.

What are holes ? 2019-2021

What are holes ? 

Often dark, it is shaped by the matter around it. The hole, an inevitable element, is everywhere. By exploring feelings I have questionned what holes bring, what make them beautiful and meaningful. I have digged, drilled, pierced, shaped, molded and streched hundreds and hundreds of holes to better understand their nature.