Matthieu Faury

Matthieu Faury
Plastic artist

Committed artist and sensitive to contemporary issues, Matthieu Faury exploits a personal universe where peplum, Darwinian bestiary, deformed architectures and desire for nature are mixed. His artistic practice mixes drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. He draws his inspiration from literature, history and anthropology, but also from evolutionary biology (Darwinism), primatology and neuroscience. Working in a wide range of formats (object, statuary, monumental), mediums (ceramic, stone, metal alloys, resins, etc.) and techniques (modeling, carving, casting, numerically controlled tools, etc.), he produces works and exhibitions both for the private space of the gallery and for the public space. He is interested in the way works and exhibitions are constructed and the narrative that surrounds them. He creates by producing variations, mutations (of forms and meanings), hybridizations (human - animal - vegetable - mineral). His approach aims at enriching statuary with new figures carrying new meanings, in phase with the myths, dreams and also the nightmares of our time. He has conceived a number of outstanding projects, notably around the dialogue between contemporary art and heritage (Le casque d'Apollon, Bêtes monstres & bestioles, Le château-Cœur) and on themes articulating art and ecology (Le triomphe de Sapiens, Faim du monde, Cœur de primate, Totem & Lichen, les Écorcés, etc). His latest works explore the notion of continuum and symbiosis between the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms.

Share :
#TIMEWORLD2022