The artist of the week / The collectors have the floor

Théo Mercier
Le Solitaire, 2010
Sans titre, 2016

” It is a work of fair, circus, contemporary cabinet of curiosities … […] It dates from the years when it started with incredible freedom and insolence, deliberately ignoring the history of art which sclerosis usually affects young artists. Théo Mercier’s works are impressive in abundance, creativity and technicality. “

Texts extracted from the exhibition catalog “Collecting in the 21st century, From their time (6)” – Quotes from the collector Antoine de Galbert

Théo Mercier, Le Solitaire, 2010
Collection Antoine de Galbert, Paris
© Marc Domage

“ Théo Mercier is a particular artist playing with our perception of the banality of everyday objects. Initially, he built an eclectic collection according to his finds in flea markets or bazaars. Then assemble them into amazing sculptures. […] His works reveal their formal beauty by requiring us to adapt our gaze to dark worlds seen in cinemas showing B series. “

Texts extracted from the exhibition catalog “Collecting in the 21st century, From their time (6)” – Quotes from the collectors Colette and Michel Poitevin

Collection Colette et Michel Poitevin

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