Born in 1980 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Lives and works in Paris
At the age of 35, Brice Blanqué has converted his film career into a artistic practice by entering the Beaux-Arts de Paris. This relationship to cinema shines through in his oils on canvas where Hitchcock dialogues with Kubrick.
“My work presents itself as an open window onto interiors in which I adapt images from collective memory, which I clash and intertwine with more personal memories. I realize that I work a bit like a
archivist, a collector of images. This arrangement, like collages, allows me to question the ambiguous border which separates the great History from the small, and highlights the force of contamination of one
on the other.
My compositions can sometimes present themselves as exhibition spaces: the interior of a living room merges with the interior of a museum. The boundary between private space and public space fades away. I need to manufacture architectural ensembles that are a priori closed, but which allow the possibility of an elsewhere, of an exterior, with the alternative of leaving the framework.
I tangle images in images like patterns, abysses, frames in the frame in order to question our space of freedom. Painting allows me to wondering about the virtuality of our contemporary lifestyles gradually settling in middle of a more tangible reality. Thus, at the dawn of a world that is opening up to “augmented reality”, bodies fade away and merge with the decor. The map replaced the territory. »