“There is a photograph of Joseph Beuys watching Star Trek on TV with his family. We recognize his silhouette, his head turned toward the hanging screen in the corner of the room. The Close-up on the screen shows Captain Kirk who seems to be returning his gaze in a suspicious way. My work is illustrated here, between those two poles, between High and Low Brow. This photograph is a lesson of iconoclasm. In order to break the idols, you must turn them over, misplace them. This is what I reckon to be my mission.”
With Pierre Budet, it is a sharp line that guides us and delights us among the blacks and whites, where sometimes, rarely, arises few bursts of color. Those drawings offered to our gaze both reveal and conceal the equilibristic position of the author. Flashes of humor and spirit, as much as they are ink, build this practice elegantly distanced.
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