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ALEXANDRE DURAND

 

 

WORKS AND PROJECTS

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

 

 

Alexandre Durand

 

Born in 1973, lives and works in Paris.
 
After a short stay at the sculpture workshop of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Paris), Alexandre Durand graduated in Fine Arts at Paris University (Panthéon Sorbonne).

He first got interested in "Space Drawing", a photographic process developed by Man Ray. He created "Bonhommes Bleus" (Blue Men) and walked them almost everywhere throughout Europe. Using the 3D technology, Alexandre has been developing his "Slow Bomb" project, made of computer-manipulated pictures and videos and creates babies in isometric curves, living in a cold, mechanical, absurd and empty world. 

At the same time he uses the technique of animation film to create his F.L.I.M. (Intrinsically Mediocre Libertarian Storytelling) - short stories featuring famous toys acting in a violent and grotesque way, holding a darkly humorous and often pathetic speech on the economically and politically correct. 

He continued to create sculptures and developed his "Allegories" series, sculptures made of re-used materials, combining toys and electronic parts. They illustrate the artist's critical and ironic vision of our society by confronting the cult of eternal youth, the reign of technology and the outrages of the consumer society.

Alexandre Durand teaches arts and design near Paris.

 

Exhibitions:

 

2013

 

96º in the Shade | Waltman Ortega Fine Art

 

2012

 

Candy, Pills and Guns | a false sense of security | Waltman  Ortega Fine Art
Palm Beach, W. Palm Beach, FL

MIA (Miami International Art Fair), Miami Beach, FL

 

2010

 

Art Miami, Miami, FL
Galerie EMA , Osaka
Galerie Olivier Waltman, Paris
23 artistes et une souris, galerie Artima, Paris
Galerie Men-Art, Aix-en-Provence
Galerie Art-tisse, Valbonne (France)

2009

 

Musée d'Art Contemporain, Banskà Bystrica (Slovaquie)
2ème nuit de la photographie, place Saint-Sulpice, Paris
Galerie Kennory Kim, Paris

2008

 

Videofest, Volgograd (Russie)

2007

 

00130Gallery, Helsinki
Exposition collective, Villa Arçon, Nice
Wroclaw non stop, Wroclaw (Pologne)
Excroissance, Mairie de Saint Denis (France)

2006

 

Mairie de Fontainebleau (France)
Traverse video, Toulouse
Instants video, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Marseille

2005

 

Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munich
Galerie Dansleciel, Cannes
Musée de la photographie, Mougins, France

2004

 

Galerie Paule de Boeck, Gent, Belgique
Mairie de Valbonne, Valbonne,  France
Galerie Tassou, Grasse, France
L’imaGigraphe, Paris 11 ème, France
Galerie Kronika, Katowice (Pologne)
Lineart (Gand); galerie Paule De Boeck

2003

 

Centre d’art Bellreguard, Madrid,
Espagne galerie Harry Walker, Paris 3ème, France
Devient membre de L'Entreprise, collectif d'artistes plasticiens, Paris

2001

 

Galerie Artekno, Paris 11ème, France 2001
Maison Populaire de Montreuil, Montreuil, France

2000

 

Rendez-vous électroniques, Centre George Pompidou, Paris

 

 

 

 

 

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