MICHEL BLAZY

MICHEL BLAZY

Michel blazy was born in 1966 in monaco, he lives and works in paris. His work is present, among others, by the following institutions: museum of old and new art (mona), tasmanie; mnam – centre georges pompidou, paris fonds national d’art contemporain; paris musée d’art moderne de la ville de paris; nouveau musée national de monaco; frac aquitaine; frac basse-normandie; frac corse; frac haute-normandie; frac ile-de-france; frac languedoc-roussillon; frac limousin; frac nord pas de calais; frac paca; frac poitou-charentes; les abattoirs, toulouse. Exhibitions : bouquet final 3, national gallery of victoria, melbourne white night (2013); le grand restaurant, le plateau – frac idf, paris (2012); débordement domestique; art:concept, paris (2012); post patman, palais de tokyo, paris (2007).

Michel blazy has created a universe made of perishable, live and mutating matter. His use of organic and live materials of humble extraction that can be found in any kitchen or garden gives birth to a lively, animated, shifting and strange kind of art. His installations are encounters of materials that aim at stretching a moment’s duration through different strategies of survival. The first strategy used by living matter for its own safeguard is breeding, and michel blazy’s works apply the same method to ensure their own survival; they breed and reoccur; beckoning the artist to find the right gesture and fulfill all necessary material conditions to succeed. Hence, his produced artifacts will fit into a cycle of living-matter and create a sort of anti-time ritual much akin to
a natural-life strategy.

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