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SYLVAIN ROUSSEAU
 
FOREVER YOUNG
KEREN BENBENISTY, NICOLAS BOULARD, BETH CAMPBELL, LIU CHUANG, AURELIE DUBOIS, CHOUROUK HRIECH, CIPRIAN MURESAN, VLADIMIR NIKOLIC, ANA PRVACKI, CLEMENT RODZIELSKI, SYLVAIN ROUSSEAU, STEPHANE VIGNY
 
Composition non magnétique, 2008, mixed media, 400 x 300 cm, Courtesy Galerie LHK, Paris
Maybe, 2008, cactus, Courtesy Galerie LHK, Paris
 
Sylvain Rousseau produces his work around a deconstruction of the consumer object speech. That is the case with his flattening of objects or of spaces that he reproduces in their original fabric in two dimension and that he pins against a wall, like so many imitations, denouncing the world’s trade poverty. In spite of the triviality assumed by the supports, Sylvain Rousseau turns his aesthete attention to the materialism of his artwork by using marquetry methods for his flat objects or engraving on cacti. The ingredients of the method are all there, foremost among them cactus. The plant hosts sketches of ongoing projects like a campaign journal. Thus drawing intervenes where least expected, while the mural installation Composition non magnétique by Sylvain Rousseau replays in 3D the unfolding of an abstract form.
 
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ph. Rémy Lidereau