Mathias

Mathias

brest (29), France
13 works

The poetics of the forgotten.... Digging into the ordinary and immobile everyday life, into what we have built, used and forgotten, looking for what we no longer see because we no longer look.... To restore the very essence of our urban life through these neglected people who are often judged to be outside aesthetic criteria. This is the approach that has always been important to me, finding interest everywhere and especially where the eyes don't go right away... My work mixes painting, photography and sculpture, in order to restore, without distorting it, the expressiveness felt during these instantaneous encounters that I provoke. I also attach importance to the spatial dimension by geolocating the subjects, thus allowing the spectator to be able to find them in situ, and why not to notice that he has already passed by there without having taken the time to look... Mathias' passion for drawing and painting dates back to childhood, a father in photography, an uncle who introduced him to watercolour and a cousin to music. It was therefore natural for him to move to the École supérieure d'art de Brest (ESAB), where he discovered the richness of mixed techniques, the power of the Black & White print and the beauty of engraving. In addition to his plastic research, Mathias continues to give classes and workshops for schoolchildren, but also for prisoners at the Brest Remand Prison. In recent years, the beauty and originality of Mathias' work, which combines bas-relief polystyrene sculpture, photography and painting, has been rewarded on numerous occasions with prizes and artistic distinctions and several invitations for artist residencies (Wrac'h Island Lighthouse).

Brest School of Art (ESAB)

2003: National Diploma of Plastic Arts (DNAP)

2004: Higher Certificate of Plastic Studies (ESCAP)

2010-2012: Trainer in applied arts and vocational education Pigier Brest

Since 2010: External intervener (prison, schools, painting club)

Since 2016: Artistic speaker for the City of Brest

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS :

July - August 2018: In Excelsis- Art in the chapels of León - St Thonan (29)

April - May 2017: Terrae - AVV art space - St Mathurin sur Loire (49)

March - Apr 2017: Ad infnitum - galerie la rotunda - Lanester (56)

August 2016: Tempus Fugit - Wrac'h Island - Plouguerneau (29)

March - May 2014 and Nov - Jan 2016: Between land and sea - Street (Switzerland)

June - July 2013Maison de la Fontaine - Brest (29) COLLECTIVE


EXHIBITIONS :

Nov - Dec 2016 : Espace AVV - St Mathurin sur Loire

June 2014/2015 : Artists' itinerary of Beloeil - Belgium

Oct 2012: Town Hall of the 4 Moulins City of Brest

2014/2015/2016: Exhibitions/Fairs Salon de peinture du Léon Landivisiau (29)

2013: Salon d'iroise fgurative painting Plouarzel (29)

2013/2014/2016 : Salon Pluie de Toiles Brest - Grand Prix in 2013


RESIDENCES

Apr - May 2017: Terrae - Espace AVV (research/mediation)- St Mathurin sur Loire (49)

May 2015/16 : Tempus Fugit - Flagship research residence on Wrac'h Island (29)

Mathias's artwork

Pont habité
Pont habité
$105
Digital Prints (8 x 12 in)
Madère
Madère
$105
Digital Prints (8 x 12 in)
Recouvrance
Recouvrance
$105
Digital Prints (8 x 12 in)
Tarmac
Tarmac
$128
Screenprint (20 x 26 in)
Pylône grand lieu
Pylône grand lieu
$244
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Ad infinitum I
Ad infinitum I
$466
Mixed media (16 x 17 in)
Lunapark
Lunapark
$611
Mixed media (16 x 31 in)
Container VIII
Container VIII
$1,943
Mixed media (31 x 47 in)
Clairvoyant
Clairvoyant
Sold
Mixed media (16 x 31 in)
Remorqueur
Remorqueur
Sold
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Titan jaune
Titan jaune
Sold
Mixed media (12 x 17 in)
Venise
Venise
Sold
Mixed media (31 x 47 in)
Grue bleue
Grue bleue
Sold
Mixed media (31 x 16 in)

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